Liz D’Ambrose Mason
Hi, Class of 2006! We’ve recently had a bunch of career news in our class.
Jenika Scott Pouliot was promoted to vice president of operations at Page One Web Solutions, an internet marketing firm in Portland. She resides in Durham with her husband, Kyle, and their two children, Calvin and Jovie.
Amanda Allen was promoted to the role of branch manager at University Credit Union at Orono’s Main Street location. She joined UCU in 2006 and has served in a variety of roles. Amanda lives in Brewer with her family.
Dr. Jodi Wyman Ogilvie is living in Roseville, MN, with her husband. She is employed as a health and safety officer at the University of Minnesota. The Detroit Red Wings have signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. He has played for the Red Wings since the beginning of his NHL career. In February, he played in his 500th career game and was named to the NHL All-Star game for the third time in his career.
Heather Gosselin ’14G is working as a licensed clinical social worker at Bucksport Regional Health Center. She works with adults and children in the Bucksport and Ellsworth locations.
Nicholas Porto ’07G is now a principal in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes in Portland. Nicholas joined the firm in 2010. He also serves as treasurer for both the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and the University of Maine Alumni Chapter of Southern Maine.
Congratulations to Heather Hathorn Driscoll, who was inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Heather holds Black Bear women’s soccer records for career goals (35) and points (84). After college, Heather played two seasons for the SoccerPlus CT Reds of the Women’s Professional Soccer League, winning the U23 National Championship in 2007. Later she was assistant coach at UC Irvine and Stony Brook.
Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray was the owner of the Ushuaia nightclub until it closed in 2005. He recently bought a vacant building in Old Town: 283 Main Street, former home of 10 North Main AKA “The Dime.” (I know you’ve been there!) The building had been vacant for years. Alex is planning a restaurant lounge space on the first floor and the second floor will be night entertainment. He also purchased a building next door that may be a music venue or more nightlife. Opening date is still to be determined.
Nicholas Barboza, president of Dunbar & Brawn Construction in the Bangor area, will become the company’s CEO. In July, the founding owners of the company decided to sell their operation to their more than 60 employees.
Classmates, I’d love to hear from you! Please email me if you have any news to share about yourself or our classmates.