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My Background

I am currently a freelance photographer and volunteer for Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens, Friends of Casco Bay and several other Maine and national non-profit organizations. 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. View my resume


My extensive volunteer leadership accomplishments has included leadership roles (campaign and board of directors) with three United Ways in Maine (Mid Coast, Androscoggin County and Greater Portland); the American Red Cross where I received the Clara Barton Award for fundraising; leading employee United Way campaigns at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine and IDEXX Laboratories; fundraising, food, and merchandise drives for the Salvation Army; Maine State Music Theater board of directors; coaching youth soccer, baseball and basketball; and Maine Adoption and Placement Service. I am a regular Red Cross blood donor (approaching 10 gallons) and led the largest bone marrow drive outside of a major U.S. city. View my volunteer leadership accomplishments

My Unique Combination of Work Experience and Skills
Areas of Expertise

● Fine Arts and Art History ● 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

L.L.Bean: Freeport, Maine

​2014 - 2019

Seasonal Sales and Marketing

  • I accepted this position as a planned action after retirement at age 60. This was a part-time seasonal position in the Camping Department from May through January. I truly enjoyed this position as it gave me the opportunity to serve L.L.Bean customers from across the globe. My passion for the outdoors, extensive camping and marketing experience and more than 40 years as a loyal L.L.Bean customer provided ideal experience for this position. I am honored to have been asked to return again in the future.

  • Key Accomplishments: I won the "Founder's Award" for my commitment to excellent customer service and the L.L.Bean tradition of quality.

2010 - present

Maine Maritime Museum: Bath, Maine


Manager, Business Partner and Member Relationships

  • I accepted this position after retiring and while working in the Freeport Flagship Store at L.L.Bean. I took the job because it matched my skills and family background in the maritime industry. I was hired by and reported to the Director of Development who left her job four months after I started. At that time they reorganized the management team and eliminated my position. I left on good terms and decided to return to my retirement and continue volunteering and working at L.L.Bean for the next four years.

Volunteers of America Northern New England: Brunswick, Maine


Director of Marketing Communications, 2005 – 2013

  • Leading visionary and strategist across all marketing communications, including planning, budgeting, research, media relations and community outreach

  • Oversaw and optimized volunteer and volunteer-recognition programming, grants and in-kind donations

  • Designed and deployed multi-channel marketing materials (print, digital, etc.) aimed at promoting success stories, attracting attention and enhancing reach and funding

  • Developed and strengthened relationships with middle- to large-sized organizations, including Major League Baseball Players Association Trust, The Home Depot® Foundation and local United Ways

Key Accomplishments:

  • "President’s Award" for exceptional achievement and dedication to the organization’s mission of service


Director of Development and Marketing Communications, 2002 – 2005

  • Spearheaded all aspects of fundraising and development, including individual and organizational donors, grants, events, direct mail and online initiatives

  • Led transition from small event-driven fundraising organization to one focused on building long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships

Key Accomplishments:

  • Received award from Volunteers of America Nation Office for fundraising growth

  • Secured $200K grant from The Home Depot Foundation for homeless veterans’ housing

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

  • Handpicked to lead technology integration efforts for growing global client base

  • Built comprehensive e-business plan and Web Solutions team

  • Collaborated closely with marketing, sales, HR and web development functions to design and architect powerful online tools

Key Accomplishments:

  • Integral in dramatic increase in leads and sales, as well as reduced costs via online tool development

  • 2X Award for exceptional achievement

  • Promoted from Manager, Leadership Communications (1998 – 1999) and Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications/Creative Services (1996 – 1998)


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

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine: Annual Employee Recognition Award

  • Developed and first winner of the "Distinguished Community Leader Award"

  • Advertising Club of Greater Portland Broderson Award

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Creative Marketing Award




  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, BFA (art, art history, design and communications) and Photography, 1975

  • Parson's School of Design, New York, New York 1977-1980: Post-graduate studies in advertising and graphic design while working at American Broadcasting Company.



  • Social Media Institute: Award-winning online program for social media, 2013

  • The Goodman Center: Storytelling as Best Practice, 2010

  • J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, Executive programs in marketing, communications and e-business, 1992 – 2000

  • Direct Marketing Association, Chicago, IL, Executive programs in direct marketing, 1995 – 1996

  • Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, ME, 1996

  • Volunteer Leadership Institute, Portland, ME, 1994


  • Equity Properties and Development Company: The International Council of Shopping Centers’ Global Award for professional excellence in the global retail real estate industry

  • American Red Cross Clara Barton Award for Volunteer Leadership: Recognized as volunteer who has provided distinguished leadership

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges



  • Digital Photography/Video Production: Photographer, writing, editing and graphic production

  • Applications: MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and ON1photo editing

  • OS: PC & Mac



  • United Ways in Maine (Mid Coast, Androscoggin County and Greater Portland) – Board member, led regional communications and record-setting corporate campaigns

  • American Red Cross – Led record-setting corporate blood drives by increasing new donor participation

  • The National Marrow Donor Program – Led largest bone marrow drive outside of a major U.S. city

  • Maine State Music Theater – Dramatically increased season ticket sales and revenue during a difficult period for the organization

  • Youth soccer, baseball and basketball coach



  • My hobbies include: Photography, oil painting, gardening, sailing, ice hockey, biking, kayaking, fishing, reading and travel.


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