Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer and Creative Consultant

has desinged lighting for over 650 productions at theater, and opera companies across the country and around the world. He is the recipient of the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design. Winner of several Tony's.

Odelle Bowman

Lewiston Project Manager

is the founding Director of A Company of Girls, 2002 recipient of the Coming Up Taller Award. She is the founder and co-producer of The Cassandra Festival and the Maine Women and Girls Film Festival.

Chris Dwyer

Evaluation Design and Consultant

is senior vice president of RMC Research, a national firm engaged in research and consultation in areas the arts, literacy, media, and health care and prevention. Dwyer's experience includes program evaluation.

Sarah Lawrence

Found Object Puppetry

BA Puppetry Arts, Sarah Lawrence. Performed in Basil Twist's revival of La bella dormente nel bosco; worked with Janie Geiser; Vic Chesnutt, Suzzy & Maggie Roche, Christopher Williams and Figures of Speech Theater.

John Farrell

Narrator Bunraku Puppets

co-founder nationally-acclaimed Figures of Speech Theatre. For over 30 years he has forged a unique vision of performance incorporating puppets and actors, masks, music and dance. 2004 recipient of the New England Theater Conference's award for Outstanding Achievement in the America Theater.

Carolyn Gosselin

Biddeford Project Manager

is Director of the Biddeford Mills History Performance Tours and Board Member Biddeford Mills Museum.

Donovan Michael Gray

was the Historic Preservation Planner, for the Washington State Capitol Campus, Washington Department of Archaeology and the King County Cultural Resources, Heritage Program Coordinator

Daniel Minter

Visual Artist Crankies

has illustrated eight children’s books. Minter's paintings and sculptures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He created the 2004 Kwanzaa stamp and the 2011 Kwanzaa stamp for the U.S. Postal Service.

Marty Pottenger

Maine USA Artistic Director

Playwright, Performance Artist, Director. Executive Director of Terra Moto Inc, a multidisciplinary arts organization, theater artist and playwright whose work has been produced throughout the United States and Europe. Pioneer in arts and civic dialogue and creative placemaking. Founder/Director of Art at Work, a national initiative piloted with the City of Portland Maine’s departments, unions and elected officials to improve municipal government through strategic arts projects.

Cathy L. Ramsdell

Financial Consultant

is a certified public accountant, chartered global management accountant, nonprofit executive, and consultant. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Friends of Casco Bay / Casco Baykeeper.

Jo Radner

Research Consultant

is a folklorist, oral historian, and award-winning storyteller. In 2013 she was given the Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award from the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling. She is past president of the National Storytelling Network and the American Folklore Society.