Maine Compost School Faculty

There are over 16 experienced faculty members that teach at the school. They are drawn from business, industry, research, teaching, extension, regulatory and municipal backgrounds. They all are anxious to share their collective wealth of knowledge and experiences with our students.  Listed below are the faculty for the Maine Compost School.

Indicates members of the Compost Team.

  • Mark King,* Environmental Specialist, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta
  • Mark Hutchinson,* Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Waldoboro
  • Mark Hedrich,* Nutrient Management Program Coordinator, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Greg Koller, Farm Superintendent, Highmoor Farm, Monmouth
  • Pauline Dube, CEO, Pat Jackson/Tri-City Septic, Belgrade
  • Tony Ramsey, General Manager, Living Acres, New Sharon
  • Dr. Will Brinton, CEO, Woods End Research Laboratory, Inc., Mt. Vernon
  • George Belmont, Site Superintendent, Hawk Ridge Compost Facility, Unity
  • Wes Kinney, Owner, Kinney Compost, Thorndike
  • Mark Goddard, Owner/Operator Little River Composting, Lisbon Falls
  • Bill Crawford, Manager, MB Bark/We Compost It, Auburn
  • Harland and Jeff Bragg, Co-Owners Rainbow Valley Farms, Sidney


The Directors of the Maine Compost School are: 

Mark King, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Mark Hutchinson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Mark Hedrich, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry