P.O. Box 896, Skowhegan, Maine 04976 • (207) 474-1292

Meet Our Staff

Lake George Park Team
Bob McGorty
Park Director

Bob serves as general manager of Lake George Regional Park, his duties include fund-raising, bookkeeping, general office management, program development, grant writing, community development, grants administration and public relations. Prior to his work at Lake George Regional Park, Bob worked for thirty years in the High-Tech industry and more recently for the State of Maine, where he worked on Youth Programs for Somerset County. Bob serves as a member of the Skowhegan Conservation Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for the Kennebec Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He and Donna live in Skowhegan; just a short distance from the Park.

Derek Ellis
Park Manager / Ranger

Derek is responsible for on-site personnel management, use management, public relations, interpretive services, and grounds maintenance for the park. His job includes long-term planning, program planning, volunteer promotion and supervision, on-site job management, and grounds maintenance and management. Derek’s management style is based on leading by example. Derek is the first to get his hands dirty. He provides opportunities for elementary and secondary students in the local school districts, area Scouts, and local businesses to participate in service learning projects at the park. Derek is a Master Maine Guide and lives in Skowhegan with his wife and young child.

Summer Interns

In addition to the Park Director and Manager, each Summer LGRP has up to 4 college interns living and working in the park. Many Volunteers share there expertise and help LGRP complete projects year round. LGRP relays on volunteers programs like ASPIRE and ABLE to help provide staff year round and in the Spring, Summer and Fall. This is a great way to build job skills and improve the park at the same time.

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