Meet the team

Heather_PhotoHeather Chandler

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 and enjoy shopping at the food coop! Heather has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and promoting eco-friendly and socially responsible businesses—and founded The SunriseGuide in the summer of 2006. She is passionate about helping Maine’s small sustainable businesses thrive and succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Maine by bicycle, connecting with Maine’s great art scene, gardening and building community in her hometown of Westbrook.

Lora Winslow

Graphic Designer & Marketing Maven

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 received 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 , you can find her knitting, cooking, watching more TV than an environmentalist really should, or spending time with friends and family.

Marie_photoMarie Gardner

Account Executive

Marie is a native Mainer, currently residing in Yarmouth with her husband and mini longhaired Dachshund, Daphne. Spending time in nature while growing up, and practicing appreciation for our earth, Marie has developed into a compassionate consumer and activist, staying informed with what is best for our community and earth. Marie earned a B.A. in Marketing from USM, and with her passion for sustainability and green practices, she is thrilled to be able to represent and grow the SunriseGuide in Maine’s rich local business community. In her free time you can find Marie at a nearby spin studio, practicing yoga in Portland, or sipping coffee at a local coffee shop.