About Us

About Us

The mission of the Eastern Trail Alliance is to build, maintain, and promote the use of the Eastern Trail, a recreation and transportation greenway from Casco Bay to the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine. We do this by inspiring individuals and private and public organizations to partner with us to support this incomparable resource.


We are friends of the Eastern Trail, working together in a variety of ways to develop the fantastic resource between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and South Portland, Maine. We are citizens of Southern Maine, frequent visitors, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and outdoor enthusiasts. We are family members, commuters, municipal employees, and just plain interested folk.

Click here to meet our team - the dedicated trustees and staff who work closely with members, sponsors, volunteers and so many others who share the vision of the Eastern Trail.

Listed below are some key online resources that describe who we are, what we've done, and what we are currently doing to build and promote the Eastern Trail:

Meet the Team:

ETA Board and Staff

ETA Staff:
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ETA Trustees

Name Affiliation Term Exp.
  Deborah Erickson-Irons, President   York; York Hospital
  SETA member
   Bob Bowker, Vice President   Scarborough
  Maine Lighthouse Ride Chair
   Ralph Hiltz, Treasurer   Saco
  Retired Accountant
   Tim Lambert, Secretary   Biddeford
  Texas Instruments
   Jim Bucar   Scarborough
  ETA Photographer/Photo Journalist
   Bryan Gallant   Portland
  Avid triathlete/outdoor enthusiast
   Marianne Goodine   Wells
  SETA member
   Gloria Legere   Lyman
   Rob Liscord   South Portland
  Pine Tree Legal Assistance
   Jim Munroe   Old Orchard Beach
  Retired General Dynamics
   Jessica Rice   Gorham
Town & Country Federal Credit Union
   Joe Yuhas   Biddeford
  SETA member


Trustees Emeritus


Bob LaNigra  Scarborough
Vice-President, Secretary.   Running enthusiast; Organizer, Annual Snowy Egret Race

Name Affiliation
John Andrews   President Emeritus (1937-2017)
  Founder of the Eastern Trail
Bob Hamblen   President Emeritus
  Saco - Saco City Planner
Tom Daley   Scarborough
  Mayor of Scarborough Marsh
Ethan Davis   Arundel
  Owner, Wildfire Human Powered Vehicles
Larry Glantz   Cape Elizabeth
  Eastern Trail web site administrator
Bruce Wakefield   Saco
  Accomplished Trail Rider, Electrician, Musician
Maggie Warren   Hallowell
  Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Name Affiliation
Rev. John Balicki   Former Maine DOT Bike/Ped Coordinator
Eric Cote, Esq.   Saco City Councilor
Diane Doyle   Doyle Enterprises
Judy Haley   Co-founder, Southern Eastern Trail Alliance (SETA)
Alix Hopkins   Author of "Groundswell"; Founding Executive Director of Portland Trails
Don Lauzier   Vice President Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank
Burnham Martin   National Park Service, Rivers and Trails Program
Nathan Smith, Esq.   Founding member of Portland Trails, ETA advisory on easement issues

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