Friends of Acadia’s Team Grows

New staff and role changes here at Friends of Acadia!

Eliza Worrick joined Friends of Acadia as its Digital Marketing Manager, helping to implement a digital-forward approach to communicating with and engaging members, volunteers, visitors, and the community. She manages Friends of Acadia’s social media channels, email marketing, and online advertising campaigns. Born and raised in Bar Harbor, Eliza moved away to Austin and Denver, but returned to MDI in 2020. She most recently worked for Mount Desert 365 in Northeast Harbor.


JoAnne Wood has been promoted to Development Manager. JoAnne first joined Friends of Acadia in 2018 and was most recently Development Coordinator. In her new role, she’s managing our annual fundraising programs—including membership, annual fund, and business support campaigns—as well as our Membership Table volunteers. JoAnne brings her passion for promoting accessibility, stewardship, and preservation of the precious resources we have at Acadia National Park, to this role.


Jodi Michael joined the development team at Friends of Acadia as our new Corporate and Foundations Relations Coordinator. Jodi serves as our primary grant writer—researching grant opportunities from corporations and foundations, drafting proposals and reports, and working closely with Friends of Acadia staff, board members, and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and steward grant funders. Jodi brings over two decades of national non-profit fundraising and public policy experience to this role.