Laurin Parker teaches in the Academic Skills Program. He spent five years in public education in Northern and Western Maine as a high school English teacher and in work within alternative education. Currently, in addition to his role in Academic Skills, Laurin also runs the spring co-curricular River Ecology, that teaches students about environmental science through the lens of flyfishing. In the past, he has worked with the Farm & Forest Program, in the Marlon Family IDEAS Center, and coached boys’ lacrosse. Laurin grew up in Patten, ME. He plays saxophone, hikes, and is a passionate advocate of the outdoors. He rows a drift boat, guiding fly fishing clients on the Androscoggin River each summer. Laurin and his wife Erin, live on campus in Vogt House with their two daughters Elsa and Emily.