Molly Woodward
Chair

Location: Oakland

Occupation/Employer: Director of Business Development; New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, Netflix and Music

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
From the Arts to the trails, there is something here for everyone and the location is ideal for day trips!

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I'm a Thomas College graduate originally from Burlington, Maine. I am married to Richard Pierce and together we have two cats (Bella and Sophia) and our Princess, a rescue Puggle from the Waterville Humane Society

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Katie Brann
Steering Committee Member

Location: Sidney

Occupation/Employer: Financial Advisor; Golden Pond Wealth Management

Interests/Hobbies: travel, skiing, “lake days,” field hockey – and enjoying all with friends and family

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
It has been incredible to witness the revitalization in recent years and see ambitious plans come to fruition. Waterville itself has great shops, restaurants and an active arts scene, and is a short drive from the lakes, mountains, and the coast!

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
After attending Boston University and living in Portland, ME for a few years, I was excited to come home to Central Maine. I am a nerd about my job and believe in learning something new every day. My husband Zach and I live in Sidney with our goldendoodle, Bodhi and we’re expecting our first child in July 2020!

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Samantha Burdick
Steering Committee Member

Location: Waterville

Occupation/Employer: Director of Resource Development; United Way of Mid-Maine

Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, travel, hiking, going to the beach, hosting parties, spending time with friends and family

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
I love that Waterville has a variety of local restaurants, an amazing arts culture, plenty of recreation, there is always something to do in Waterville! I also love that the community is full of compassionate and caring people.

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I grew up in the Waterville area, and have always called it home. However, I did spend a year volunteering as a teacher and going on safaris in Tanzania, an experience that will forever change my life and how I see the world.

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Sean Conerly
Steering Committee Member

Location: Waterville

Occupation/Employer: Account Executive; Maine Technology Group

Interests/Hobbies: Faith, family, golf, football, personal development, public speaking

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
The revitalization of this area is incredible and the people are amazing

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I’m always looking to connect with people who are driven and focused on self improvement

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Garvan D. Donegan
Steering Committee Member

Location: Waterville, Mid-Maine Region, State of Maine

Occupation/Employer: Director of Planning & Economic Development; Central Maine Growth Council

Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, boating, travel, literature, city planning, public service

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
Waterfront downtown district(s) with collaborative public-private partnerships abound

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
Maine native reading W.B. Yeats and/or James Joyce daily

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Jeff Ferguson
Steering Committee Member

Location: Augusta

Occupation/Employer: Academic Support Manager; Thomas College

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, watching Boston sports and being outdoors

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
The people and the community spirit

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I’m from away, growing up in southern New Hampshire before coming to Maine and graduating from Saint Joseph's College with a BA in Communications. My wife Kerrie and I live in Augusta with our daughter Emilia and dog Finnegan. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to work in such a vibrant, growing community surrounded by great people!

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Kristen Harding
Secretary

Location: Waterville

Occupation/Employer: Real Estate Agent; Century 21 Surette Real Estate

Interests/Hobbies: Red Sox games, family reunions, sunday bbqs with friends, hikes with the pup

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Courtney Squire
Steering Committee Member

Location: China

Occupation/Employer: Marketing & Development Coordinator; Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Interests/Hobbies: Meeting new people, and making new connections

Whats your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville Area? Waterville has become rich with art and great food! The city is budding with young talented professionals.

What else do you want to tell us about yourself? I'm a Maine native and a graduate of Kennebec Valley Community College graduate. I live in China with my partner and our children. Being a mom and a career woman has given me some great tools. Hiking and being at the beach are among my summer priorities. 

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Heather MacKenzie Thorne
Steering Committee Member

Location: Winslow

Occupation/Employer: Real Estate Agent; Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate

Interests/Hobbies: Road trips with my husband, Hosting parties, Going to the beach, Going to the spa and taking yoga classes.

What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
Even though it’s a growing city, it is a small town where you can go anywhere and see a familiar face!

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I sit on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Maine Chamber and chair the Super Raffle, as well as sitting on the Marketing and Membership Committee. I'm also a landlord and member of the Central Maine Apartment Owners Association. My husband, Nick, and I live in Winslow with our chocolate lab, Duke. We were excited to welcome our first child in September 2019!

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Kimberly Lindlof
KV Connect Adviser / Mother Hen

Location: Fairfield

Occupation/Employer: President & CEO; Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director; Central Maine Growth Council

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What’s your favorite thing about the Greater Waterville area?
I love the citizens and small businesses of the region. I believe in the young professionals can-do attitude to make a difference in our area!

What else do you want to tell us about yourself?
I am a 1991 graduate of Thomas College, and a 2009 graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management.

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