Two New Members Join the Friends of Acadia Team

We’re thrilled to welcome two new members to the Friends of Acadia team!

Devin Lueddeke joined Friends of Acadia in June as its new Development Officer for Major Gifts. Devin grew up on Mount Desert Island (MDI) and graduated from MDI High School and then Bowdoin College. He’s been working for the Middlebury Institute in Monterey, CA for the last 16 years, rising to the Senior Director of Global Recruiting.

Lauren Gibson is the new Wild Acadia Coordinator. She’ll work closely with Acadia’s Resource Management Team, as well as Friends of Acadia and our partners at Schoodic Institute. Lauren has a background in project management, public outreach, and coordination, having served multiple roles at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary in North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston and a Master of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University.