General Information and Questions: [email protected]


Paul Schumacher: Executive Director
Jon Lockman: Planning Director
Chuck Morgan: Economic and Community Development Director
Tom Reinauer: Transportation Director
Gordon Platt: SBDC Director
Jamie Oman-Saltmarsh: Senior Planner
Julia Dawson:: Senior Transportation Planner
Dave Carpenter: Kids and Transportation Coordinator
Peg Sawyer: Bookkeeper
Marian Alexandre: Office Manager
Chris MacClinchy: Planner

Paul Schumacher
Executive Director

Paul Schumacher has been the Executive Director at SMRPC since 1996. Prior to that he worked as a Town Planner in several southern Maine towns and also at a consulting firm on Cape Cod. Paul has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Master's Degree in Urban/Environmental Policy from Tufts University. His professional interests revolve around creating healthy communities and including all relevant interest groups from social service organizations to economic developers to environmentalists in the discussion of what that community should be. He likes kayaking and touring Maine with his wife Rachel and son Ryder.

Contact Paul: [email protected]

Jonathan "J.T." Lockman
Planning Director

J.T. Lockman has been working in planning for 15 years and has been certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1988. He has a Master's Degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he earned in 1987. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Science and Environmental Education from Cornell University in 1980. J.T. is also a certified Maine Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector.

During and after graduate school, his early work experience was as a Planner and Project Planner for the City of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina. He then moved to Maine and served as the Planning Director for Bar Harbor for 8 years and Director of Planning & Development for Wells for 3 years. Always a fan of computer technology, J.T. has been involved with the development and implementation of Geographic Information Systems at each of the three jurisdictions he worked for. He has extensive experience in site plan and subdivision review, building codes, land use ordinances, legal issues and comprehensive plan development. J.T. has served as the president of the Maine Association of Planners and as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Resort & Tourism Division of the American Planning Association. He enjoys playing classical violin at Rivertree Arts in Kennebunk and when out of the office, can usually be found in the middle of some home improvement project or hiking around York County with his wife Dale and two sons: Seth and Aaron.

"I love working with the SMRPC team and this is, definitely the best job I've ever had!"

Contact JT: [email protected]

Chuck Morgan
Economic and Community Development Director

Chuck has been working in the fields of Economic and Community Development for 13 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and was awarded a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maine at Orono. Over the past 13 years Chuck has been involved in numerous economic and community development projects throughout Maine and has worked at the State, regional and local levels of government. Chuck is the point person for SMRPC's economic and community development activities and is the staff liaison to the Southern Maine Economic Development District. An avid collector of signed books and autographs, Chuck frequently pesters other staff members to find out what well known persons are in the area and can he get their signatures. His wife Marla and daughter Sarah live in Gardiner, which should qualify him for Maine's longest commuter award.

Contact Chuck: [email protected]

Tom Reinauer
Transportation Director

For the past seven years Tom has provided staff assistance to the Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation Study (KACTS), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kittery urbanized area. As staff to KACTS, Tom is responsible for completing a yearly work program that includes development of Transportation Improvement Programs, long range Transportation Plans, special studies requested by the Committee and ongoing compliance with all Federal and State requirements. He also serves as Chairperson for the KACTS Committee.

Tom is responsible for grant writing and grant management of all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contracts including operating assistance and capital improvements for public transportation providers in the region.

He also dodges traffic to conduct vehicle counts and maintains a database of all available traffic count and accident data in the region. He recently was project manager for planning and implementation of the ZOOM Turnpike Express bus service and is presently working on the Mountain Division rail with trail project.

Before arriving at SMRPC in 1993, Tom worked for the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission.

Contact Tom: [email protected]

Julia Dawson
Senior Transportation Planner

Julia, our newest Senior Transportation Planner since December 2007 resides in Berwick with her son Rohan. As a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Environmental Science, Policy & Planning, she went to work at PACTS, the MPO for the Greater Portland Region as their Transportation Planner. Originally from England, Julia has been living in the states for about 15 years now. Prior to the move to Maine in 2000, she resided in Colorado where she worked in the ski industry.

Contact Julia: [email protected]

Jamie Oman-Saltmarsh
Senior Planner

Jamie is SMRPC's Senior Planner. Her primary focus is to work with other communities on land use, growth management and development issues. Projects that she has been involved in include: assisting local Planning Board's with site plan and subdivision review and working with Towns to update their long-range comprehensive plans. Jamie also has a passion for producing numerous types of land-use related maps using GIS technology and is involved in the development of the State's first GIS generated regional land use map.

Jamie was in the U.S. Air Force stationed in England as a radar air traffic controller before obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Geography from Arizona State University in 1990 and immediately went on to complete her Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. She was a planner at several state agencies while living in Tallahassee, FL before moving to Phoenix, AZ where she worked for the City of Chandler for three years. During the telecommunications boom of the mid 1990's, Jamie became the first Telecommunications Policy Coordinator for the City of Scottsdale, AZ for three years. After a visit to Sanford, ME, she and her family decided to make a major change in their lives and move from the hot Phoenix desert to the snow covered woods of Maine. She worked for a time as the Town Planner in Sanford, ME before coming to work at SMRPC. When she's not at work, Jamie enjoys living in her log cabin next to the Mousam River in Springvale with her husband Dave and daughter Paisley.

Contact Jamie: [email protected]

Dave Carpenter
Kids and Transportation Coordinator

Dave is the Coordinator of the Kids and Transportation Program of York County. The Program uses the subject of transportation as a tool to teach topics such as Science, Math and History. A typical day may involve using an electric car as a medium to discuss air quality with 12th-graders, using maps to discuss trip planning and resource conservation with 6th-graders or sitting on the floor of the classroom with 1st-graders discussing sidewalk safety. All presentations are aligned with the Maine Learning Results, which identify the learning objectives for all Maine students from Kindergarten through High School.

Dave has 12 years of planning experience in both Maine and Oregon and 3 years of education experience. It was while working as a planner in Oregon that Dave first became interested in combining education and land use. The Kids and Transportation program allows Dave to combine his interests in education and land use.

Dave has a Masters Degree in Geography from Oregon State University and an undergraduate degree with a double major in History and Geography from the University of Southern Maine.

Contact Dave: [email protected]

Peg Sawyer

Peg has been at SMRPC since 1990, first as Bookkeeper and then with the added duties of Office Manager. As a former teacher and mother of five, she is accustomed to dealing with many things at once. SMRPC is often similar to both; it is never boring and always presents surprises and new information. What more can one ask in their employment. When asked the question, "What do I actually do?" My answer is, "I do almost everything here but plan."

Contact Peg: [email protected]


Maine Small Business Development Center Staff


Gordon Platt
Small Business Development Center Counselor

Gordon was the Owner/Operator of Curry Printing & Graphics from 1977 until 1992. In addition, he has had a variety of experiences in other business settings: Sales and Marketing at Sears Roebuck & Co. and American Business Systems, Telemarketing at LL Bean and six years with a small manufacturing company serving in many capacities including Human Resources, Safety, Training and many diverse assignments. His areas of expertise include purchasing, marketing, advertising, sales, budgeting and cash flow management and human resources. Gordon has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine and is an active member of his community having served the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Central Maine Technical College Board and the Downtown Development and Management Corporation Board in the Lewiston/Auburn area and many other groups.

When he relaxes, he listens to a wide variety of great music while cooking for his friends. To work off the cooking, Gordon enjoys bicycling (he has done the Trek Across Maine more than a dozen times). When time permits he likes hiking, camping, and photography.

Contact Gordon: [email protected]
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Marian Alexandre
Office Manager

Marian was new to SMRPC in September of 2007. She was born and still resides in Sanford. Having worked at Sanford's Public Works Department, operated her own trucking business, as well as a computerized bookkeeping service since 1992, Marian possesses an extensive knowledge of office procedures and proper public interaction skills. While not at SMRPC, Marian raises her teenage son, Adam and cares for her elderly father.

Contact Marian: [email protected]

Chris MacClinchy

Chris has been working with SMRPC since the summer of 2007 as an intern while pursuing his master's degree in community planning and development at the Muskie School of Public Service. In June 2008, Chris completed his studies and graduated from Muskie School and will continue working with SMRPC assisting with transportation, comprehensive planning and research on the Bi-State Green Project. Chris and his wife Julie recently closed on their first home, which is located in Kennebunk Maine.

Contact Chris: [email protected]


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