We are excited to announce the newest addition to our Environmental Team, Anna Biddle, LSS. Anna graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Natural Resources and a concentration in Soil and Water Sciences. She has more than 15 years of experience with the USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service in Maine at increasing position levels. She most recently worked for an environmental consulting firm concentrating on environmental permitting. Ms. Biddle is a Maine Licensed Soil Scientist and Nutrient Management Specialist. Her level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and industry experience are a winning combination for our growing Team. Welcome aboard, Anna!
Where did you grow up and what other places have you lived in throughout your life?
I was born in Buffalo, NY, and mostly grew up in PA. I have lived in Souderton PA, and Orono, Corinth, Windham, Harrison, Auburn, and a few other towns in Maine.
Favorite place(s) to go in Maine?
What three traits define you?
Adventurous, loyal, curious.
What was your very first job, and what did you learn from it?
I worked at Moyer’s Lawn Care after school, calling people to inform them that their lawns would be sprayed. I also called the neighbors who requested to be informed. I learned phone etiquette and customer service skills.
What is your favorite part of the type of work that you do?
I like working in the field to get the technical information about soils and other resources that will help people make decisions about the best way to manage their land. Then if I can convey that information successfully, the land can be used for its best potential, and the sensitive areas will be protected.
What was your journey like to get where you are?
I got my BS in Natural Resources at UMaine, and started working at the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service in Dover-Foxcroft a couple of years later. I started out mapping soils and stayed with the agency for 15 years. I switched to the private sector for more flexibility, and worked at Boyle Associates permitting for over a year. Then, I was fortunate to find a position with Sebago Technics!
What are your hobbies outside the office?
I like to ski in the winter, and hike and bike in the summer.
What inspired you to work for Sebago Technics?
I knew Gary Fullerton and Mike Jakubowski through Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists, and was impressed by the employee culture. Also, it is well-respected throughout the state!
Favorite thing to do in Maine?
Ski at Sugarloaf.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Macaroni and cheese, with some fruits and veggies!
Top three life highlights?
Marrying my husband Keith, and the birth of my daughter, Lucia and son, Declan!
Do you have a hidden talent? If so, tell us about it!
Not really, but I was in 4H with rabbits and guinea pigs, and I was Cavy (guinea pig) Queen of Montgomery County, PA for a few years!
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
A chipmunk? They like to run around and snack.
Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
The Azores Islands in Greece.
Favorite Holiday and why?
Halloween, I like to plan a costume, dress up, and go to parties, and now I love to see my kids enjoy the holiday and dress up.
What is the best concert you attended?
Old Crow Medicine Show in South Portland!
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
Although I don’t miss living in PA, I do miss the soft pretzels, Tastykakes, and Yuengling.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family?
Ski and hike.
When you think about working at Sebago Technics, what makes you proudest or most excited?
I am excited to work for an ESOP and have open lines of communication within the whole company, and learn from the experts across the disciplines.