Neil, a forth-generation Androscoggin River Valley resident, was born and raised in Greene, near Lewiston and Auburn. He and many of his family worked in the region’s textile and shoe mills. Neil pursued his long-standing interests in environmental politics and science at Unity College. After graduating in 2000, he worked for Maine Rivers and the Natural Resource Council of Maine. In 2004, he became the founding program director of the Androscoggin River Alliance, an environmental non-profit based in Lewiston dedicated to working for “a healthy river, good jobs, and strong community.” Neil lives with his family in Leeds, Maine.
Interview conducted on August 10, 2010 in Brunswick, Maine.
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