Liz D’Ambrose Mason
Happy summer, Class of ’06! Our family is still living in southern New Jersey, where I work as a realtor at Weichert Realtors and my husband, Jeffrey “Phil” Mason, is a department manager at Power Engineers. Our twin boys are now nine years old. Time is flying! If any alumni live in the South Jersey / Philadelphia area please reach out — I’d love to connect with you.
Bryan Kaenrath is the new city administrator in Saco. He was chosen following a nationwide search. Bryan previously represented South Portland for eight years in the House of Representatives, then was town manager of Gouldsboro for three years, and most recently served as town administrator of North Hampton, NH. Brian said he considers public accessibility extremely important, and keeps his doors open to citizens. Best of luck in your new venture, Bryan!
Artist and playwright Travis Baker G has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2019 ScreenCraft Stage Play competition. His play The Dogs Pond is in the running to win $1,000 and a chance to meet with the organization’s network of producers, theater companies, and managers. His play is about six men, most of them war veterans, who get together for a weekend at camp. Travis took his time collecting stories from veterans through a rehabilitation group as part of his research when writing the play. As I write this, winners haven’t yet been announced. Travis is a part-time substitute teacher at Old Town High School and a full-time hockey parent. He has recently written other plays centered around Maine places, including “The Store” and “One Blue Tarp.”
Shane Yardley has been named the new principal of both Penobscot Valley High School and Howland Middle School. Both schools are located in Howland, ME. Shane and his family live in Bangor.
Gregory Moore has been hired as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. He previously coached the Chicago Steel of the United States Junior Hockey League. Greg retired as a player in 2015 after playing 10 pro seasons.
Kristen McAlpine comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has always had a passion for business. After college she worked at Bank of America as a teller and later as operations manager. She then worked at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor for six years. She now works at First National Bank as a business development and corporate sales officer. She is in the Bangor-area MBS alumni group, where she plans events and advises deans. She wants to connect local alumni to business students in meaningful ways and make the Bangor region a business haven. Kristen lives in Hampden with her daughter, Lily.
Please email me anytime with news about yourself or our classmates.