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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Rob Holmberg

Postdoctoral Associate

Marine Research Hatchery

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

Kyle Pepperman

Kyle Pepperman

Manager, Marine Research Hatchery

Staff

Jeff Robinson

Facilities Manager

Ben Ellis

Bennett Ellis

Aquaculture Production Technician

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Breanna Salter

Production Assistant

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Jeff Balicki

Facility Assistant

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Kacey Crowley

Facility Assistant

Education

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

Colleen Haskell

Colleen Haskell

Director of Education

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Lynn Alley

Education Program
Associate

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Hannah Greene

Island Institute
Fellow

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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Kylie Hinkley

Finance
Assistant

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