Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Faculty and Staff

At the heart of the AIO program is an experienced and qualified core of educators trained in the field of oceanography. These are classroom teachers, practicing scientists, and researchers — many with advanced graduate degrees. The student to instructor ratio is approximately four to one. Other staff members include a full-time nurse, a professional chef, recreation coordinator, and interns.

Meet the 2021 AIO Staff!

Click on any faculty or staff member to read their bio!

 

Sheryl Gilmore
Position at AIO: Executive Director
I've worked at AIO:
39 years... time flies when you're having fun!
I'm from... Michigan
Right now I live in... Michigan and Maine
My favorite area of study is...
Everything!
Jim Gilmore
Position at AIO: Associate Directer
I've worked at AIO:
30 years
I'm from... Illinois
Right now I live in... Michigan and Maine
My favorite area of study is...
Documentary film
Kathy Dubbs
Position at AIO: Co-Director of Programs
I've worked at AIO:
33 years
I'm from... Michigan
Right now I live in... Texas
My favorite area of study is...
Geology and Biology
Timothy Dubbs
Position at AIO: Co-Director of Programs
I've worked at AIO:
28 years
I'm from... Texas
Right now I live in... Texas, of course!
My favorite area of study is...
Geology and Physical Oceanography
Matt Lubicky
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
19 years
I'm from... Illinois
Right now I live in... New Jersey
My favorite area of study is...
Marine Ecology
Chris Cayo
Position at AIO: Recreation Staff
I've worked at AIO:
13 years
I'm from... Miami, Florida
Right now I live in... Miami, Florida
My favorite area of study is...
Fishing
Alicia Navarrete
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
9 years
I'm from... Rochester, New York
Right now I live in... Moorestown, New Jersey
My favorite area of study is...
cultural anthropology
Caroline Moore
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
8 years
I'm from... Manchester, Massachusetts
Right now I live in... Camden, Maine
My favorite area of study is...
Ecology and Citizen Science
Bruce Stephen
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
13 years
I'm from... Lincoln, Nebraska
Right now I live in... Lincoln, Nebraska... after many years spent in other parts of the country
My favorite area of study is...
Language and culture
Emily Shopland
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
4 years
I'm from... East Hardwick, Vermont
Right now I live in... Sanford, Maine
My favorite area of study is...
cetacean behavior
Mikayla Barnwell
Position at AIO: Teacher of Oceanography
I've worked at AIO:
2nd summer
I'm from... Manchester, Connecticut
Right now I live in... Hilo, Hawaii
My favorite area of study is...
marine invertebrates and coral reef ecology
Griffin Gilmore
Position at AIO: sous chef
I've worked at AIO:
7
I'm from... Maine
Right now I live in... Michigan
My favorite area of study is...
Japanese Language
Olivia Lentchner
Position at AIO: Oceanographic teaching staff
I've worked at AIO:
2nd summer
I'm from... Nashville, Tennessee
Right now I live in... Nashville, TN
My favorite area of study is...
Rocky, cold water intertidal ecosystems
Steven Gourley
Position at AIO: Intern Staff
I've worked at AIO:
First year
I'm from... McDonough, Georgia
Right now I live in... Hattiesburg Mississippi
My favorite area of study is...
Marine mammals
Emily Cavanaugh
Position at AIO: Intern Staff
I've worked at AIO:
First summer
I'm from... New York, NY
Right now I live in... New York, NY
My favorite area of study is...
Bugs!
Lars Ruecker
Position at AIO: Intern Staff
I've worked at AIO:
First year
I'm from... Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Right now I live in... Orono, Maine
My favorite area of study is...
Environmental Science
Akiva Garfield
Position at AIO: Oceanographic teaching staff
I've worked at AIO:
2nd summer
I'm from... Oneonta, NY
Right now I live in... New Paltz, NY
My favorite area of study is...
Geology and Astronomy
Pam Shelton
Position at AIO: Nurse
I've worked at AIO:
11 years
I'm from... Maine
Right now I live in... Portland, Maine
My favorite area of study is...
Sailing
Grace Gilmore
Position at AIO: Head Cook
I've worked at AIO:
many years
I'm from... Michigan
Right now I live in... New York City
My favorite area of study is...
Alicia Navarette
Tyler Ritchey
Position at AIO: Assistant to the cook/dishwasher
I've worked at AIO:
Second year
I'm from... Michigan
Right now I live in... still Michigan
My favorite area of study is...
eating sushi and reading H.P. Lovecraft