Nate Cotnoir, Board President, Camden National Bank Commercial Banking Officer, SVP Kennebec and Somerset Counties
As a Gardiner native, Nate believes that community development is economic development, and he’s passionate about leading both efforts within the City and the Kennebec Valley area at-large. He serves on several regional boards, including as Chair-Elect of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and Trustee of MaineGeneral Health. He’s served as an officer for the Gardiner Board of Trade for nearly his entire 9-year tenure with the organization. Nate resides in Sidney, Maine.
Ann Davis, Vice President, Director, Gardiner Public Library
Anne Davis is the Director of Library and Information Services at the Gardiner Public Library. She is a past president of the Maine Library Association, and is a recipient of MLA’s 2015 Outstanding Librarian of the Year award. She was also the Legislative Chair for the Maine Library Association. Ms. Davis was the Interim City Manager for Gardiner, acts as the technology coordinator for the city, and sits on several state boards. She resides in Dresden, Maine.
Brent Hall, Treasurer, Vice President & Commercial Banking Officer, Kennebec Savings Bank
Debby Willis, Secretary*
Debby is a public sector attorney in her day job. She is a native of Piscataquis County but has called Gardiner home since 1996. She is an active volunteer in Gardiner working on the Comprehensive Plan and chairing Gardiner’s Ordinance Review Committee and Planning Board.
Katie Doherty, President & CEO, Kennebec Valley Chamber*
Katie Doherty, President & CEO has been with the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2015 as Program Director. Katie came to the Chamber with a strong resume of business operations, management & marketing experience, and a degree from Thomas College. Katie resides in South Gardiner with her husband, Chris, and dog, Layla.
Kerstin Gilg, Director of Media Arts and Performing Arts Programs, Maine Arts Commission
Kerstin has a Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunication from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Theatre Science degree from the University of Oregon. Kerstin worked professionally as a scenic designer in New York and an event coordinator in Los Angeles. He still occasionally teaches art and design courses at the university level and maintains an active creative practice on his farm in Gardiner.
Christine Landes, City Manager, Gardiner, Maine*
Steve Marson, Chief Executive Officer Martin & Ware, Inc d/b/a Central Maine Pyrotechnics d/b/a Pyro City Maine Fireworks Stores
Established in 1986, Steve’s company operates over 300 yearly fireworks displays in the Northeast and has 8 consumer fireworks stores throughout Maine with a staff of 20 full time and 200 seasonal employees. Steve is the 2018 Chairmen of the Board for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and is the past President of the Gardiner Board of Trade. A parent and grandparent, Steve lives in Pittston with his two cats, Boots and Trouble.
Piper Panzeri, Executive Director, Gardiner Main Street*
Piper joined Gardiner Main Street as Executive Director in June of 2018. She has a diverse background in domestic and international nonprofit and private sectors pertaining to administration, education, program and community development, technology, mentorship, leadership, and the arts. Her family resides in the former Sifamai Bowman House (1862) in Gardiner.
Peter Prescott, CEO, Everett J. Prescott
Nancy Rines, Kennebec County Commissioner, District 2