Gabriel Perkins is at least a fifth-generation resident of Bethel, ME. Since 2014, he has served as the Executive Director of Mahoosuc Pathways, a trail building and conservation organization. Gabe holds a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Maine at Farmington and is a member of the American Association of Geographers. He is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program and on the steering committee for the Maine Outdoor Coalition. Gabe has received a Special Recognition Award and the Bethel Area Nonprofit Leadership Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce for his work with Mahoosuc Pathways projects, including the revival of a cross-country ski center called Bethel Village Trails. He lives in Bethel, with his wife Jessie, where they patiently renovate his grandparents home with a little assistance from their pets, Champ, and Indiana Jones.