On Fenway Park assignment           Presentation to Kiwanis          Hockey Goalie (recently retired)

My Background

I am currently serving as a marketing communications volunteer and Chief Storyteller for embraceavet.com. My previous employers have included L.L.Bean, Maine Maritime Academy, Volunteers of America, IDEXX Laboratories, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine (now Anthem), Equity Properties and Development Company (Management of Auburn Mall and national consulting), Turner Broadcasting, and American Broadcasting Company.


My volunteer work has included more than 30 years working with three United Ways in Maine (Midcoast, Androscoggin County and Greater Portland); the American Red Cross (where I received the Clara Barton Award); Maine State Music Theater; coaching youth soccer, baseball and basketball; and Maine Adoption and Placement Service. I am a regular Red Cross blood donor and led the largest bone marrow drive outside of a major U.S. city.

My Unique Combination of Work Experience and Skills
Areas of Expertise

Communications ● Public Relations and Public Policy ● Media & Community Relations Multi-Channel Marketing ● Content Creation ● Writing & Editing Strategic Planning  Development & Fundraising ● Volunteer Organizations ● Budget Management   Market Research  ● Team Leadership  Cross-Team Collaboration

2010 - present
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine


Manager, Business Partner and Member Relationships

2010 - present
L.L.Bean, Freeport, Maine

2014 and have been asked to return in 2015

Seasonal Sales and Marketing

Volunteers of America Northern New England, Brunswick, Maine

2002 - 2013

Director of Marketing Communications, 2005 – 2013

Key Accomplishments:


Director of Development and Marketing Communications, 2002 – 2005

Key Accomplishments:

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., (NASDAQ: IDXX), Westbrook, Maine

​1996 - 2002


IDEXX is the leader in creating innovative diagnostics and technologies for better veterinary care and safer food and water. This was a time of dynamic and, at times, painful growth.


Marketing e-Solutions and Internet Developer, 1999 – 2002

Key Accomplishments:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine (Now Anthem), South Portland, Maine

1988 - 1996

Direct Marketing and Marketing Communications Consultant, 1994 – 1996

Administrator of Marketing Communications, Group Business Unit, 1988 – 1994













My hobbies include: Photography, gardening, sailing, ice hockey, road biking, kayaking, fishing, reading, grandchild, and travel.