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Maine IF&W Names Marketing, Promotions Representative

October 26, 2009

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has named Travis Barrett of Oakland at its Marketing and Promotions Representative.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Travis’s knowledge about and love for Maine’s natural resources on our staff,” said Regis Tremblay, IF&W Director of Public Information and Education. “As the Outdoor Writer for the Kennebec Journal and the Waterville Morning Sentinel, Travis covered the work of IF&W biologists with a passion and sensitivity that is extraordinary. He comes to us already having many professional relationships with IF&W personnel, and understands the core mission and values of the Department.”

In the position, Mr. Barrett will promote the programs and initiatives of the Department through articles, videos and the Internet, and as a representative at trade shows and other events frequented by outdoor recreationalists who share a respect for Maine’s outdoors.

Mr. Barrett graduated from Notre Dame College in Manchester, N.H., in 1996 with a degree in English, after which he spent several years as a sports writer covering professional, collegiate and high school sports at newspapers in Rhode Island.

In 2004, Mr. Barrett returned to his native Maine as a copy editor in the sports department of the Central Maine Newspapers (the Kennebec Journal, based in Augusta, and the Waterville Morning Sentinel). Two years later, he became the outdoors writer at the newspapers.

An award-winning outdoors and motorsports reporter, Mr. Barrett served as editor of the independently produced website “Green-White-Checker,” a multimedia site covering auto racing in New England through stories, videos and photo galleries.

A native of Manchester, Maine, Mr. Barrett and his wife, Sara, live in Oakland with their children, Cooper and Samantha.

For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at 287-6008