Downeast Institute Staff

Meet our scientists, technicians, educators, and others who provide expertise and support for marine research, experiential education, and fishing community engagement.

Researchers

Our researchers are active in basic and applied research important to Maine fisheries and marine ecology.

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Dr. Brian Beal

Director of Research

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Dr. Phil Yund

Senior Scientist

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Dr. Tim Bowden

Senior Scientist

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Dr. Rob Holmberg

Research Scientist

Marine Research Hatchery

Our hatchery staff are experts in marine invertebrate husbandry and can produce species on a small or large scale.

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Kyle Pepperman

Associate Director of Technology Transfer

Staff

Jeff Robinson

Facilities Manager

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Bennett Ellis

Research Hatchery Assistant

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Breanna Salter

Production & Research Hatchery Manager

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Jeff Balicki

Facility Assistant

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Elsie King

Research Hatchery Assistant

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Olivia Lentchner

Research Hatchery Assistant

Keane Nunan

Keane Nunan

Research Hatchery Technician

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Tessa Houston

Research Assistant

Education

Our PreK-12 grade education program is led by career educators who developed our “Let’s Find Out” method of student research.

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Colleen Haskell

Director of Education

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Lynn Alley

Education Program
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Administration and Support

Our professional staff ensure DEI has the capacity to continue our important work.

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Dianne Tilton

Executive Director

Sara Randall

Sara Randall

Associate Director

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Reanna Smith

Finance Assistant

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