Meet Our Guides and Staff
Chris Lewey, Executive Director and Founder of RAVEN Interpretive Programs, holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University. His graduate field work included research on NH’s threatened Osprey population. He has led tours and programs for RAVEN, as well as such organizations as the Maine Audubon Society, Smithsonian Study Tours, Road Scholar, Tauck World Discovery and the National Wildlife Federation.
Chris has taught ornithology for the National Audubon Society at their Hog Island ecology camp on the coast of Maine, where he was the Director of their Joy of Birding and Breaking into Birding programs for many years. Chris has led EduTrips for the Mount Washington Observatory to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak, home of “The world’s worst weather”. A native New Englander and licensed Maine Guide, Chris is very much at home on the coast or in the mountains where his fascination with wildlife and conservation is enthusiastically shared. He has taught biology, ecology, and ornithology in both New Hampshire and Maine.
Chris has lived off the electrical grid at RAVEN’s base since 1998. The energy efficient structure uses passive solar, wind, solar PV, super-insulation and high tech smart home technology for a sustainable and efficient evolving high performing home and business. Chris shares his green home insights in many programs.
As a nature photographer and licensed master bird-bander, he continues avian research.
Member, Maine Professional Guides Association; Member, Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Chris has appeared on several radio and television programs, including Animal Planet’s The Most Extreme series, Maine Public Television’s Quest nature series and ABC’s Good Morning America.