Lucas St Clair was born with his twin sister Hannah, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Their childhood was spent in a hand-built log cabin with few amenities and a focus on living in harmony with nature. Lucas credits his childhood and his many wilderness experiences at Gould Academy with instilling a loving respect and intimate knowledge of the natural environment. After graduating in 1996, Lucas immersed himself in outdoor wilderness adventures; hiking the Appalachian Trail, paddling the North Forest Canoe Trail, and fine tuning his survival skills with the National Outdoor Leadership School during a challenging semester in Patagonia.
Always appreciative of the bounty of Mother Nature, Lucas pursued his interest in organic and sustainable food and graduated from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in London. He has worked in the food and wine industry for over ten years. Lucas is an avid fly fisherman and mountain climber and makes as much time for the out of doors as possible. He currently resides in Portland, Maine with his wife Yemaya and their young daughter Gabriella. Lucas works full time for Elliotsville Plantation, Inc to conserve land in the North Maine Woods for future generations recreation, sporting, and conservation pursuits. Lucas continues his environmental advocacy by leading annual wilderness training at Gould Academy and serving on the board of The Quimby Family Foundation.
The Quimby Family Foundation was formed in 2004 by Roxanne Quimby - an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and philanthropist with the vision to advance wilderness values and to increase access to the arts throughout Maine.