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 20 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 sustainable businesses thrive and succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Maine by bicycle, connecting with Maine’s great art scene, and shrinking the grass in her yard by building new gardens every year.
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 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.
Bradford will be a junior this fall at the University of Maine. He was born in Lewiston and graduated from Windham High School. Brad has always been passionate about positively affecting those around him, as well as becoming a successful businessman to help give back to his family and supporters. He grew up dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, but now instead of dreaming he is turning it into a reality after starting up two entrepreneurial ventures. Brad was assigned a Marketing and Sales Internship with the SunriseGuide through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program and is excited to bring some new ideas to the table to help catapult the SunriseGuide this summer!