Meet the team
President & Founder
Exposed to a healthy & sustainable lifestyle at a young age, Heather never would’ve believed you then if you told her that some day she might actually like tofu and whole grain bread! Heather has ten years of experience in public relations and marketing—primarily with non-profit organizations—and founded The SunriseGuide in the summer of 2006. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from Mount Ida College and a graduate certificate in non-profit management from the USM Muskie School. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Maine by bicycle, connecting with greater Portland’s fabulous art scene, gardening and building community in her hometown of Westbrook.
Lora was born and raised in Portland, Maine, where she currently lives. She received her BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and then founded The Naked Truth Project — a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating consumers about what’s really in the products they use everyday. She also worked as the Director of Marketing and Sustainability for Stonyfield Cafe / O’Naturals and is now pursuing a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School. As a long-time fan of the SunriseGuide, Lora is thrilled to help build a local and “green” economy in the city and state she loves. When Lora’s not working or studying, you can find her knitting, cooking, watching more TV than an environmentalist really should, or spending time with friends and family.
Born and raised in Midcoast Maine, Isabel has always held a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural vitality of Maine. She graduated from Bates College, where she studied Literature and Environmental Studies, and then worked as Development & Outreach Coordinator for Portland Trails for several years. She became involved with promoting sustainable businesses during a year she spent on the west coast. When New England called her back home, she joined The SunriseGuide to pursue her passion for building relationships and promoting health and sustainability. Some of Isabel’s hobbies include yoga, cooking, and exploring the local trails with her two dogs.
York County Representative
Kim hails from the beautiful farmland of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and in the fall of 1999 moved to Maine’s southern coast to work at a nonprofit ecology education organization. All these years later, she still calls southern Maine home – specifically the rural town of Alfred, located in York County. Kim has explored southern Maine through a wide variety of lenses – as an educator exposing children to the wonders of a tidepool, as crew on a schooner doing 2-hour sails, as an operations manager of a local cycling tour company organizing logistics for excited vacationers, and most recently as farm crew tending locally grown organic veggies. She is thrilled to join The SunriseGuide team and help promote all that is green, healthy, and local in the region of Maine she knows best. When Kim is not out exploring Maine with others, she finds tremendous joy in gardening and farming, the ocean draws her to its shores regularly, she is a self-proclaimed nature nerd who feels at peace in any ecosystem, and she loves riding her bike, picking up a set of knitting needles, and fixing delicious meals in the kitchen.
Originally from New Hampshire, Tammy spent every summer of her youth in Pemaquid where her family roots go back for centuries. After college she spent ten years in the Silicon Valley (California) where she eventually started her own PR and Marketing Communications firm. With the advent of the Internet and the lure of both mountains and the ocean, she operated her business from Lake Tahoe in the winters and from Pemaquid Beach in the summers during 2000 to 2003 before finally settling in Maine year-round. Since then she has built a house, has become a yoga teacher, and has been a passionate follower of the Sunrise Guide. She looks forward to helping businesses from Bath to Lincolnville to promote green and healthy living in Maine. Outside the office and yoga studio, Tammy enjoys dancing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, tennis, skiing, gardening, cooking and eating – not necessarily in that order!
Rebecca (Becky) Pritchard grew up in downeast Maine. After attending college and living in the city for a while, she felt drawn once again to the beauty of the downeast coast. Becky now makes her home in Bar Harbor, where she works as a seasonal Park Ranger at Acadia National Park. She also enjoys gardening, exploring the coastline and trails of the park in her backyard, and being mom to a four-year-old. She is happy to join the Sunrise Guide staff, and support green business in her region.