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Meet our University of Maine at Machias Alumni Association President!

Kyle has very short hair, wears glasses and has a goatee. He is wearing a blue and white checkered button up shirt. The background is tree that have lost their leaves due to winter. Kyle Pepperman graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in May 2009 with a B.S. in Marine Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Originally from Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Kyle currently lives in Marshfield, Maine with his wife Mandie and two children, Ryder and Anson.  Kyle currently serves on the UMaine Machias Board of Visitors.

Kyle is the Associate Director of Technology transfer at the Downeast Institute on Beals Island Maine, which serves as the marine field station for the University of Maine at Machias.  Kyle is responsible for helping municipalities and individuals interested in public stock enhancement and sustainable shellfish aquaculture.  He also manages a small demonstration oyster farm in a vacant lobster pound on Beals Island that produces premium “Three Islands” oysters for the commercial market.  Kyle is also the project coordinator of a restorative aquaculture project funded by the Builder’s Initiative with a goal of creating a sustainable soft-shell clam resource for the town of Beals.

A Message from Kyle Pepperman

Choosing to attend college at UMM has given me everything that I have today.  I met my wife at UMM and we now have two great kids, I use my degree everyday in a really exciting career, and I still have daily contact with my friends/brothers of Kappa Delta Phi fraternity.  I owe all of that to the education I received at UMM and the community that fostered lifelong friendships.  UMM is a special place and I’m so delighted to be able to give back as the president of the alumni association.