Faculty

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,* Organics Management Specialist and Director of the Maine Compost School, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta,
  • Mark Hedrich,* Nutrient Management Program Coordinator, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry,
  • Nick Rowley*, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Farmington,
  • Mike Parker, Oil and Hazardous Materials Specialist II, Maine Department of Environmental Protection,
  • Greg Koller, Farm Superintendent, Highmoor Farm, Monmouth
  • Dr. Peyton Ginakes, Reasercher, Highmoor Farm, Monmouth
  • Tony Ramsey, Owner, Living Acres, New Sharon
  • Dr. Will Brinton, CEO, Woods End Research Laboratory, Inc., Mt. Vernon
  • Mark Goddard, Owner/Operator Little River Composting, Lisbon Falls
  • Harland and Jeff Bragg, Co-Owners Rainbow Valley Farms, Sidney
  • Dr. Mark Pires, Sustainability Director, University of Maine at Farmington
  • Michelle Melaragno, Owner, Compassionate Compassionate Composting

The Administers of the Maine Compost School are: 

Mark King, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Director

Mark Hedrich, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Nick Rowley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension