People

The Virtually Invisible

When Daniel Quintanilla tells a story, his audience isn’t on the outside looking in. They are fully immersed. For the filmmaker’s latest project, At the Periphery, the sense of being in someone else’s shoes is especially important. This virtual reality … Continue reading

Organically Grown Career

When Sarah Alexander learned about factory farming, industrialized agriculture, and the chemicals used in growing crops, she became “fired up.” As a college student, she started researching organic farming and realized it was a way to change the food industry … Continue reading

Tom Moser

Before Tom Moser pursued wood-working full time, he was teaching speech and communications at Bates College. He and his wife, Mary, had been refinishing and selling antique furniture from their home workshop when he took a year-long sabbatical to see … Continue reading

Susan J. Hunter

Besides a ten-month stint as a vice chancellor for the University of Maine System, Susan J. Hunter spent her entire professional career on the University of Maine’s Orono campus. Hunter, who became the flagship university’s first woman president in 2014, retired this … Continue reading

Chris Brownawell

Chris Brownawell joined the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland as director in 2010 after working as CEO at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, for more than two decades. Since its founding in 1948, the Farnsworth has been a focal point … Continue reading

Kerry Gallivan

When Kerry Gallivan created Chimani, an app that helps people explore national parks, he knew combining technology and the outdoors looked like an odd match. He views technology as a powerful tool, though, and wanted to use it to help others … Continue reading

Elizabeth Strout

As a child who spent much of her time in Harpswell, Elizabeth Strout knew she wanted to write. She spent her days studying people and reading books, both of which prepared her be- come an author. “I don’t really have … Continue reading

Reverend Kenneth I. Lewis, Jr.

In the days after a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans during prayer service at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the Reverend Kenneth I. Lewis, Jr., helped organize a memorial 1,000 miles away in Portland. More than 1,300 people … Continue reading

Sandra Stone

Sandra Stone believes in empowering and supporting women. From 2011 to 2015 she led Maine Angels, a private investor network. As chair-woman, Stone encouraged more entrepreneurs, especially women, to apply for investments, and helped add more female members to the investors … Continue reading

Joshua Broder

The workplace environment Joshua Broder has created at Tilson didn’t come about by accident. After serving in the United States Army, he wanted to recreate the strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie felt in the armed services. “Our mission has been to … Continue reading