207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

Dana Doran – Executive DirectorDSC_2577-edits

 About: Mr. Doran is a native Mainer and has significant ties to the forest products industry in Maine. Since returning to Maine in 1999, he has cultivated his passion for timber both professionally and personally.  He is a member of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine he has owned two woodlots that have been recognized by the American Tree Farm System.  He has also had a unique opportunity to serve in several positions with a diverse set of organizations, both public and private, in Washington, DC and here in Central Maine where logging was a topic of his work on various occasions. 

From 1998-1999, Mr. Doran worked as a political appointee for then President William Clinton in the United States Department of Labor. From 1999-2001, he served Governor Angus King as Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs for the Maine Department of Labor. In 2001, Mr. Doran joined Central Maine Power Company as their Director of Business Development, acting in this capacity until 2003. From 2003-07, Mr. Doran taught social studies and coached varsity basketball at Gardiner Area High School.  His most recent position was as Director of Energy and Paper Programs at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine.  Mr. Doran held this position since 2010 and also served as Director of Resource Development for the college from 2007-10.

Mr. Doran is a 1996 graduate of Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in History/Government and Law. He was awarded an M.P.A. with a focus on Public Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1998. He and his family currently reside in Belgrade, Maine.

Office: (207) 688-8195

 executivedirector@maineloggers.com

Jessica Clark – Membership Services Coordinator

DSCN1672About:  Ms. Clark has more than 12 years of business experience owning and managing several successful franchise locations throughout the Central Maine area. She has also spent over ten years with the Gardiner Main Street program Board of Directors.
Ms. Clark is a 2002 graduate of Thomas College, where she earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics. She was also awarded an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Thomas College in 2003.
Ms. Clark has an extensive understanding of the logging industry as a result of family ties to the profession.

Office: (207) 688-8195

jessica@maineloggers.com

Miranda Gowell, PLC Safety Coordinator

Miranda Gowell was hired in the fall of 2017 as the new PLC Safety Coordinator. Miranda lives in Sabattus with her family and comes to the PLC with 13 years of experience as a safety and health professional. She is a Certified Safety and Health Specialist in Construction and three classes away from being a Certified Safety and Health Official in Construction. Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management and has completed Masters Level course work in Education and Leadership, as well as having earned over 48 certificates in occupational safety and health areas. Her previous roles have been as a Safety Director for three private companies in Maine: Northern Pride Communications, Tilson Technology Management and Favreau Electric. Miranda’s educational background and professional experience will assist members with safety process management and increasing productivity through improving safety, decreasing equipment losses and improving insurance ratings.

Office: (207) 688-8195

safety@maineloggers.com