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Cathy Lookabaugh

Community Outreach Manager for Washington County

Department: Stewardship
Region: Downeast
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Originally from New Jersey, Cathy first came to Maine to attend college where she earned a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and a B.A. in Mathematics. After graduating, she spent several years studying sea turtles along remote beaches on Hawaii Island before returning to Maine where she then gained experience with volunteer management and youth programming. Prior to joining MCHT, Cathy worked for a small local land trust, Downeast Coastal Conservancy, as the Education and Outreach Director. Cathy enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and paddling. She is a Maine Master Naturalist, a Registered Maine Guide, and passionate about sharing nature with others.

Cathy has been with MCHT since 2024.

On land conservation: “I have watched sunsets over Cobscook Bay, paddled the winding Orange River, and hiked countless miles along the Bold Coast. Downeast Maine is special, offering outdoor access and opportunities. It has been a place to share stories and laughs, a place to build new friendships and connections. I recognize the value conservation brings to my family and community and I am excited to be part of an organization caring for the land.”

On the job: Cathy supports the Washington County staff and stewards with community programming and outreach activities in the Downeast Region.