STAFF

Mary Laury, Executive Director

 

Mary Laury head shot, photo by Dave Brown 2014Mary Laury has lived in Maine most of her life in a farmhouse that was her parents’ home. She is an artist and works in watercolors, silver, and wood, as well as other media that pass her way. A lifelong learner, Mary thinks of a great vacation as one spent at an arts center, standing in front of a wood lathe, or working with a tank of acetylene near her bench. Mary has been engaged in many aspects of the arts sector for years; as a watercolor painter and instructor, a ballroom dance teacher, and a member of several arts organizations around the region. She is an avid vegetable gardener and has 25,000 square feet of land under cultivation.

CONTACT:
marylaury@schoodicartsforall.org
(207)963-2569

Organization Membership:
Schoodic International Sculptor Symposium, board member
Sunrise County Leadership Institute, graduate
Union of Maine Visual Artists
Paddling the Rapids, forum for Executive Directors
Downeast Non-Profit Network, group for Executive Directors
Maine Association of Non-Profits panelist
Juice Conference, Powering the Creative Economy, volunteer
Pathways to Education, committee member
Downeast PechaKucha, licensee
Image Gazer Film Festival, partner

Boards of Directorships:
Hancock County Cultural Network
Schoodic International Sculptor Symposium

Galleries Representing Mary’s Work:
The Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Commons Eastport, Maine
The Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, Maine

Honors
Maine Alliance for Arts in Education – Arts Advocacy Award
EdGE Hero award – Youth mentoring
Maine Association of Non-Profits award – Non-Profit Excellence in Maine

Ann Woodward, Festival Assistant

In the summer of 2013 Ann joined the SAFA team as festival assistant.  As a native of Maine, she has enjoyed being creative in various mediums her whole life.  Her greatest inspiration comes from the simplicity and wonder of nature.  Sharing that experience with family and friends is a true joy for Ann.

CONTACT:
ann@schoodicartsforall.org
(207)963-2569

 

Governing Board

President                 

Colleen Wallace

CollieMaine@gmail.com

Retired Banker

  • Beta Sigma Phi
  • Peninsula Sisters
  • Church

 

Vice president

Janet Michaud

janetleemichaud@aol.com

Development Director

  • Friends of Acadia
  • Dorcas Library

 

Secretary                 

Jane Keegan

thebarkingdogmaine@myfairpoint.net

Artist,

Friends of Schoodic, volunteer (national park support organization)

 

 

Treasurer                 

Dennis O’Brien

denny.acadia@gmail.com

Consultant

  • Schoodic Futures, Board of Directors
  • Fiduciary Corporation, Vice Chair of the Executive Board and Clerk of Operations & Planned Giving Committees
  • A Leg Up for Kids, Executive Board

 

Rona Gandy

RonaGandy@investdowneast.com

Realtor

The Christopher Group

  • The Christopher Group, Broker/Partner.
  • National Association of Realtors since 1984
  • Maine Association of Realtors
  • Schoodic Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation, Past Board Member & Education Chair
  • Bayshore Discovery Project, Past Board Member & Education Advisory Chair

 

Charrisse Kaplan

c@kaplanjohnson.com

  • community member
  • fundraising committee member
  • parent teachers organization member

 

 

Catherine G. McLoud
cgmcloud@gmail.com

Retired military/student/independent contractor

Ÿ  American Society of Public Administrators

Ÿ  American Society of Military Comptrollers

Ÿ  Air Force Association

 

Kaitlyn Metcalf
KMetcalf@meca.edu

Job title – Visual Artist, Painter and Owner of Moss Keep Studio

  • Affiliations – Treasurer for Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine

 

 

Kris Onuf MFA, RYT-200
kkonuf@hotmail.com

Artist

  • Studio Art adjunct instructor (retired)
  • Yoga teacher

 

Ivelisse Rivera
ivipsu@yahoo.com

Farmer

 

 

Michael Soukup

mike@sercinstitute.org

President/CEO, Schoodic Education & Research Center (SERC) Institute

Ÿ  National Park Service Emeritus Volunteer

Ÿ  American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science

Ÿ  George Wright Society

Ÿ  Eastern National, Boards of directors

Ÿ  Global Parks, Boards of directors

Ÿ  National Parks Nature Fund, Boards of directors

Ÿ  SERC Institute, Boards of directors (ex officio)

 

 

 

Bill Thayer

william.farmerbilly.thayer@gmail.com

Organic Farmer

  • Gouldsboro town Selectman
  • Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District, vice chair

 

Cynthia Thayer

darthiafarm@gmail.com

Writer / Author

  • Member of Wednesday Spinners
  • Peninsula Writers Group
  • MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardner’s Association)
  • Schoodic Arts Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
  • Schoodic Summer Chorus
  • Turnstone Writers Workshop

ADVISORY BOARD

Jean Beckley
Pat Bell
Susan Bruce
Neil Buffet
Kara DioGuardi
Edith Dixon
Katherine Heidinger
Blake Hendrickson
Lee McWilliams
Johanna Smith
Larry Smith
Micki Sumpter
Carol Trimble
Mary Lou Weaver
Charles Wiggins