The Minds Behind the Magazine

About Us

Senior Hiker is published by Deer Isle Press, LLC, a small publishing house on the coast of Maine, and printed by J.S. McCarthy of Augusta, Maine.

Lisa Schoonmaker

Editor and Publisher

After leaving a career in corporate communications, Lisa Schoonmaker started this magazine to share a lifelong love of mountains and the art and writing they inspire. She lives on a wild piece of land on Deer Isle where she and her husband are building a house.

David Anderson


David Anderson has worked as a cinematographer and architectural photographer in New York City. He is the author of On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan 1980-2000. He now lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley and enjoys photographing landscapes.
(Photo: Jennifer Anderson)

Liane Judd

Art Director

Liane enjoys stumping about her yard, garden, and woods during all the Maine seasons with Rose, her rescue bullmastiff. Her daily perambulations (at Rose’s ultra slo-mo, bullmastiff pace) allow Liane ample time to plan her upcoming hikes in exotic locales.

Theresa Ayotte

Design and Production Manager

A professional graphic designer for over 25 years, Theresa Ayotte launched Terelar Design and Photography, LLC, a Maine-based graphic design and commercial photography firm, in 1996. She also teaches graphic design at Husson University and, in her free time, hikes on Mount Desert.

Jane Sandiford


Jane Sandiford is a retired editor living in New York City. She enjoys rowing, kayaking, moderate hiking, and rambling around town. (Photo: Don Corrigan)

Holley Mead

Associate at Large

Holley Mead is a fabric artist with a lifelong love of nature that has inspired her art, her teaching of art and her vegetable and flower gardening. A Deer Isle, Maine, homesteader for 40 years, Holley, her husband, Bruce Bulger, two sons and grandson all share the gift of wonder and appreciation of their ever-changing island surroundings. (Photo: Audhild Bjune)

Contact Information

Deer Isle Press, LLC
53 Center District Crossroad
Deer Isle, Maine 04627
(207) 735-3390
[email protected]

Photo: David Anderson