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Officers & Directors

President: Donald Dudley

Mr. Dudley owned and operated Matagamon Wilderness Camps and Campground for 33 years, Maine master guide for 45+ years. Lifetime member Maine Professional Guides Association, board member since 2002, chairman of board for two terms. Board member of Maine Guides Education Fund since inception, president since 2011. Served as chair of Sportsman Forest Landowners Alliance 2013-14, 23 years on Governors Landowners Sportsman Relations Council and Landowners Sportsman Relation Advisory Board. Served on numerous task forces, groups and committees for IF&W and MPGA. Currently serving second three-year term on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council, presently chair.

Treasurer: Donald Dudley

Secretary: Steve Wilcox


Dale Tobey

Mr. Tobey is a Registered Maine Guide, a property caretaker, and builder of Grand Lake Canoes and paddles. He serves on the board of the Grand Lake Stream Guides Association and is chairman of the board for the Maine Professional Guides Association. Currently serves on board of Maine Guides Education Fund. He spent 25 years as owner and operator of a family sheet metal business in southern Maine before moving to Grand Lake Stream full time in 2000.

Jeff Bellmore

Jeff is a 35 year strawberry grower who is now retired from farming.  He is a Master Maine Guide and owner of Georges River Outfitters of Owls Head, Maine.  He specializes in showing great hunting and fishing opportunities of Maine to clients from all over the world. Jeff is the president of the Maine Professional Guides Association since 2009, and has served on their board of directors since 1993. He has volunteered his time and service to many other non- profit groups to help enhance and protect Maine’s great natural resources.

Rick Hill

Rick Hill is the former owner of Mt Chase Lodge at Shin Pond since 1976. A collage graduate of Bryant University in Rhode Island in business management, worked for the former Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts for five years as a senior printed circuit designer, prior to moving to Maine to become a Master Guide and lodge owner. He is a life member of the Maine Professional Guide's Association serving as President twice, and was instrumental in helping to form the Sportsmans Forest Landowner's Alliance, still an active organization today.

Jeff Reese

Jeff Reese is a Mechanic by trade, he has been a Registered Maine Guide for 9 years. Jeff and his wife run J.R. Guide Service in Moose River Maine. He is a life member of the Maine Professional Guides Association. He has been on the board of Directors for 3 years. Jeff is also Vice President of Maine Professional Guide. He is also a member of NWTF, North American Hunting Club, Trout Unlimited and NRA. Jeff enjoys introducing new people to the outdoors of fishing, hunting and recreation.

Elaine Reese


Maine Guides Education Fund
Is an initiative of Registered Maine Guides and the
Maine Professional Guides Association
P.O. Box 603
Patten, Maine 04765