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 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.


photos-by-abbie-august-2015-81Erin Covey-Smith

Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator

Erin was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH, and though she has lived many places, she has always called coastal New England “home.” She received a BA in English and Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University in Montreal, where she conducted extensive research into nontoxic printmaking techniques. Erin moved to Portland in 2012 and instantly fell in love. Seeking to make a creative contribution to her community, she couldn’t have found a better fit than with the SunriseGuide. When not working, you’ll find Erin drawing; “urban-homesteading” in her kitchen; or outside in all seasons, skiing, hiking, gardening, running, or just plain enjoying Maine.


Maggie Wood

Sales representative

Born and raised in coastal, southern Maine, Maggie has always had a love for nature and the environment. She received a BS in Environmental Studies at Colby-Sawyer College and a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She is the author of the children’s book, From Nana’s Window, about bird watching. She can be found on the trail, in the water, at the horse barn, or at home creating cleaning products, jarred goods and homemade yummies. She joined the SunriseGuide in the summer of 2017 and enjoys all of the relationships she is building with like-minded businesses to promote green and healthy living.