Our immediate Past President has another new position. 


THOMASTON — The Trekkers board of directors announced that Amie Hutchison of Thomaston has been selected as the organization’s new executive director. She began her new job on March 7.

Hutchison comes from an extensive background of leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and has in-depth experience and deep personal commitment to youth-focused programs. For the last two years, she has been executive director of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Rockport. While there, she directed P.A.W.S.’ move into a much larger facility, led a successful $1 million capital campaign to purchase and equip the facility, and brought up to 10 the number of towns PAWS services.


For seven years, she served as program director of Youthlinks in Rockland, a social service agency that provides free after-school programming for at-risk youth. She helped ensure high-value programming for Midcoast youth and played a pivotal role in helping to secure a $1 million multi-year federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which helped build a collaborative program between RSU 13 and Youthlinks.

Hutchison is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Rockland, and was selected as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012. She possesses Cross Fit Coaching certifications and was a founding member of the Rock Coast Rollers women’s flat track roller derby team. She is a graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School and attended the University of Maine and Hunter College.

Trekkers board chairman Stu Rich said, “We are delighted that Amie has agreed to join our team and lead the overall organization. Amie brings great experience and community confidence to the organization at a perfect time in our growth. The staff and board have begun work on the development of a strategic plan to frame the operations of Trekkers over the next few years. We look forward to her leadership and forward thinking in this important process.”

Since 1994, Trekkers has provided outdoor-based mentoring programs to youth in the Midcoast area. Now serving more than 200 students in grades seven through 12, Trekkers serves the communities of Cushing, Owls Head Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston. For information about Trekkers, visit trekkers.org or call 594-5095.


Source: Bangor Daily News