Meet the Employees of MCFA

Every vessel needs a crew.

Working for Maine's fishing future. 

Meet The Crew




Program Assistant

Kalyn's focus is ensuring MCFA runs effectively day-to-day inside the office and out in the community. She's also the head of sales and marketing. Kalyn lives in Brunswick with her family and has a M.A. in Conservation Biology and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Ecology and Environment Sciences. 

Mary Hudson

Mary Hudson

Director of Fisheries Programs

Maine Coast Community Sector Manager

Mary works with members of the Maine Coast Community Sector on issues related to their groundfish fishing businesses. Mary is also lead on MCFA's camera monitoring projects in groundfish and scallops fisheries, and runs MCFA's Fishermen Feeding Mainers program.


Susan Olcott

Director of Operations

Susan helps MCFA to promote sustainable fisheries in Maine by building on existing partnerships and expanding the reach and capacity of the organization to positively impact coastal communities and the fishing heritage that makes them unique. With a background in marine science as well as experience as a freelance writer, she helps bring together the many aspects of MCFA's work to further its mission.

monique Coombs

Monique Coombs

Director of Community Programs

Monique oversees MCFA's marine programs and fishing community engagement. Currently, she is working closely with commercial fishermen to develop ways to protect, persevere, and revitalize Maine's working waterfronts.


Ben Martens

Executive Director

Ben works with Maine's community-based fishermen to develop projects, policies, and ideas to strengthen Maine's fisheries for today, tomorrow, and forever.