Lucas St. Clair
Lucas was born and raised into a subsistence living family in the North Woods of Maine, with no running water or electricity for most of his childhood. He left that lifestyle to attend a boarding school in the Western Mountains of Maine and went on to study abroad, pursuing a Culinary Arts degree at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Lucas worked in the beginning of his career in the restaurant and wine industry in New York City, Maine and Seattle.
In 2011 Lucas took over his family’s operating foundation, Elliotsville Plantation, Inc (EPI). EPI owns 125,00 acres of timberland in Northern and central Maine that they have been purchasing since 1998. They have been managing the land and adding infrastructure for recreation over the last several years. EPI’s goal is to crete a National Park and Recreation Area with the land by donation it to the National Parl Service and passing legislation to authorize it.
Beyond the restaurant industry and land conservation, Lucas has a strong interest in outdoor pursuits. He has the Appalachian Trail, paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, taken A NOLS semester in Patagonia and had climbed peaks in Alaska, Washington, Peru, Chile and Argentina. He has also worked as a fly fishing guide and helped Eddie Bauer with designing fishing apparel. He has had the great fortune to fish in some of the most beautiful waters in the world.
Lucas lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and two children