Brooke King joined Mimosas Hair Salon in Scarborough. King was previously with Akari Salon in Portland. She is a board-certified hair colorist with more than 17 years of experience in the industry.

Matt Darrah was hired by Patriot Insurance Co. in Yarmouth as a senior help desk technician.

Timothy J. Boyce has returned to S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc. in Gray as director of engineering services and a senior geotechnical engineer with the firm. Boyce is a Navy reservist. He served with the U.S. Naval Construction Force from December 2009 to December 2010.

Mark Hopper joined the Northcross Group as a senior engineer. Hopper has nearly 20 years of engineering experience in telecommunications and IT consulting.

Philip Jean joined St. Mary’s Health System as vice president of elder care services for the health system, which includes St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s Residences and St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion. One of Jean’s priorities is to oversee the d’Youville Pavilion. He had served as vice president of operations at North VIACountry Associates since 2006.

Melissa Gouin joined BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants as a staff accountant in the firm’s general practice industry group. Gouin has a degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas College.

Stephen Davis and Jill Hurd were hired at the VIA Agency in Portland. Davis joined the firm as a copywriter. He previously worked for Kemp Goldberg in Portland. Hurd was hired as a traffic and resource manager. She was previously with Swardlick Marketing Group in Portland.

Paul LaMantia of Marshall, Minn., was hired as director of student life at the University of Maine at Machias. He comes to UMM from Southwest Minnesota State University, where he has served as the director of the student center and the director of residence life since 2006.

Sheila Towle joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a commercial insurance account manager. Towle, of Lincolnville, joined the firm in 2008 as a personal insurance account representative, based in the company’s Camden office. She has 10 years of experience in the insurance field.


Ty Wivell was promoted to national sales manager for outdoor products at Lowepro, which sells protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices. Wivell has been with the company for 14 years and works in Kittery.

Mary Jane Krebs of Standish was named chief executive officer of Community Counseling Center. She previously served as both the agency’s interim CEO and as vice president of nursing and clinical services at Maine Mental Health Partners in South Portland. She has more than 30 years’ experience in both direct care and administrative roles.

Sheena Curtis and Christopher Ellingwood were promoted at BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants.

Curtis was promoted to the position of manager in the firm’s tax industry group.

Ellingwood was promoted to the position of manager in the firm’s management and information technology consulting group.

Kayla May and Melissa Bubier both were promoted by Community Credit Union.

May, of New Gloucester, was promoted to the position of loan officer. She joined the credit union in 2007 as a member representative and was later promoted to loan servicer and processor.

Bubier was promoted to the position of member representative supervisor. Bubier, of Auburn, joined the credit union in 2008 as a member representative and served as an assistant supervisor in the Auburn branch.


The Maine Association of Planners presented the following awards at its annual meeting in June:

The town of Damariscotta received the 2011 Plan of the Year award for its Heart & Soul Planning Charrette Report. The town’s planners were recognized for merging a charrette-style public engagement process with the Heart & Soul values-based planning process, while at the same time integrating Community VIZ technology.

The 2011 Project of the Year award was presented to the Sunrise Trail Coalition, a nonprofit organization that was instrumental in creating the Down East Sunrise Trail.

Margo Knight, a town councilor in Brunswick, received the 2011 Citizen Planner of the Year Award. Knight was active in the planning process for the Main Street Station redevelopment project. She also chaired two years of bimonthly committee meetings on the more recent Downtown Master Plan project

Richard P. Baker received the 2011 Professional Planner of the Year Award. He recently retired from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Shoreland Zoning program.

Daniel Wallace received the 2011 Student Planner of the Year Award. Wallace was recognized for his work with the Campaign to Promote Food Security in Cumberland County. As part of his work, he developed a GIS-based project to map the food access environment in the county.

AlliedCook Construction in Scarborough was presented with the 2011 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Gilman Place in Waterville. Gilman Place has been adapted into 35 units, with much of the building restored to its original design.

Maine’s Division of Purchases, within the Bureau of General Services, was awarded the national Achievement of Excellence in Purchasing Award by the National Purchasing Institute in Las Vegas. It’s the national trade association for government purchasing agencies. The Division of Purchases, led by Betty M. Lamoreau, placed in the top 10 percent of all government agencies in the nation and was the only Maine agency to receive the award.


Dr. Robert R. Sholl announced his retirement recently from Wellspring Health Center in Biddeford. He will be closing his practice in Biddeford, effective Sept. 30. Copies of medical records are being processed in order of request. Sholl spent the past 34 years practicing family medicine. He plans to open a consulting medical office with a focus on whole-person preventive health care for all ages using the functional medicine approach.

This article was updated at 11:52 a.m., Aug. 30, 2011, to correct the location of AlliedCook Construction. It is based in Scarborough.