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Allagash Tails

Tim Caverly


Frank Manzo, Jr.



220 Morgan Lane

Millinocket, ME 



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Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors. Tim is originally from Skowhegan, Maine and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a teaching certificate from the University of Maine at Machias.

While in college, Tim began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park for the State Parks and Recreation Commission. After Sebago, he continued his employment with the Department of Conservation with assignments as a manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks as well as a regional supervisor of the Allagash Region; which included the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the Penobscot River Corridor. Tim was supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for eighteen years.

In 1999, Tim retired from the Department after a 32-year career. Tim currently resides in Millinocket, and worked for five years in the Millinocket School System. Through his and Frank Manzo’s “New England Reads” project Tim has presented 234 programs to over 8,000 students in Maine and N.H. In addition the Allagash Tails team has donated over 1750 books to 145 schools in Maine, N.H. and MA.

Tim, with the support of his wife Susan and Golden Retriever Sandi, have self-published (9) books that range from children to adult. In addition they presents programs throughout New England to encourage literacy and discovery of New England’s spectacular world. When he and Susan aren’t writing or touring; the family enjoys raising Golden Retrievers, and sharing personal stories about the Maine woods.

Frank Manzo Jr. was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine where he attended Stearns High School. He retired to his family homestead after working as a software engineer for over 25 years.

He has since worked as the Editor of a local newspaper, is noted as a local photographer, and worked in the Millinocket School System where he and Tim met. He is currently a Database Specialist at Eastern Maine Medical Centers in the center’s Performance Improvement Data Management Department.

Frank is a noted artist and his illustrations are complemented by anyone who has seen our books. He has always enjoyed pursuing his artistic talent and sharing his drawings with his children. He, with his family, is an avid hiker and enjoys being able to share his love of the North Maine Woods by illustrating these Allagash Tails.

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