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 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 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 or studying, you can find her knitting, cooking, watching more TV than an environmentalist really should, or spending time with friends and family.
Eco-Marketing Account Executive
Marilyn has spent the better part of her life in Maine. She is an artist with New England gallery affiliations who loves to paint the outdoors. After college in Boston and in Lowell Massachusetts she traveled throughout the US and Mexico for a year, camping and painting. She has spent time teaching art in Vermont and in Maine, and has worked for a number of Portland publications. Besides painting, she likes to explore the coastline, dabble in photography, visit with friends, cook, dance, and spend time with her two granddaughters on Orr’s Island. She has always been a fan of the SunriseGuide and is happy to be working to support its mission of green education in the Maine community.
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.