Mark Dobbins - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Mark Dobbins


Mark received his B.S in Biology from Towson University and is pursuing an MBA at the University of Delaware, where he’s worked for 10 years as the Business Officer for the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. He chairs the Planning Commission and serves as a Master Watershed Steward for Cecil County.

Mari McNinch - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Mari McNinch


Mari grew up splashing in the creeks of Cecil County, explored some different geography for a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Alfred University in New York, and returned to Cecil to work as a soil conservationist for the Soil Conservation District.

Judy Duffy - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Judy Duffy

Vice President

Since moving to Maryland in addition to being on the ENERWA board, Judy became a Master Gardener, serves on the NE Planning Commission, volunteers at the UDBG and is a member of the All Seasons Garden Club.

Betsy Vennell - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Betsy Vennell

Betsy Vennell is the Director of Planning for the Town of North East. Betsy has been a resident of Cecil County for 28 years and has been employed by the Town since 1997.


George Kaplan

George was a staff astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, working in both research and management positions. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland. He retired and moved to Cecil County with his wife. He likes to kayak in the tidal rivers of the northern Bay, and he organizes ENERWA’s stream sampling program.

Mac Taylor - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Mac Taylor

Mac is a retired Associate Professor in the Dept. of Biological Sciences and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of Delaware. His research focus was in fish biology, concentrating on reproduction in local estuarine species. Mac is an avid sailor. Since retiring, Mac has worked with school groups studying the aquatic life of the Bay and water quality.


Kim Scott

Kim Scott is a graduate of University of Delaware with a degree in Biology, but is now a graphic artist. She has two college-age children and a menagerie of critters including chickens, dogs, cats, fish and ball pythons. She spends her free time hiking, kayaking, gardening, and picking up trash along the roads and waterways.

Michael Kline - Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association

Michael Kline

Currently Mayor for the Town of North East, Maryland. Michael worked for over 33 years within the DuPont Research and Development community. The last 16+ years were focused on providing a wide range of NMR expertise in support of the DuPont Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry group at Stine-Haskell Research Center in Newark, DE.