Meet the Staff
Executive Director of the MLA since 2001, Patrice is known as a major resource for the Maine lobster industry and the challenges it faces. She serves on several boards including the Lobster Research, Education and Development Fund and Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team. She is President of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, a non-profit sister organization to the MLA. Ms. McCarron formerly served as executive director to the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, worked on fisheries issues for the New England Aquarium and was Director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute’s Resource Center.
Antonina “Andi” Pelletier
Antonina joined the MLA in the fall of 2015 after many years running her own business and serving on the Community Advisory Board at Maine Public. She brings a history of customer service and membership experience to this newly created position and has found the work more than rewarding. Ms. Pelletier also works in the development office of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance as well volunteering in her community.
A 2019 graduate of University of New England School of Marine Affairs, and a former MLA intern, Becky is a passionate lobster lover. She spent her college summers working aboard the Lucky Catch in Portland Maine. Becky is an artist in her free time and is currently exploring photography.
Intern, University of Southern Maine
Shannon brings a lifelong experience of being a part of a lobstering family with her into her year-long internship at the MLA. A business and marketing major, she is also captain of the USM girls ice hockey team.