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, a regional library that serves several towns. 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 and was helpful in getting the New Century Community Grant Program approved. Ms. Davis sits on several state boards. She is a member of the InForMe Board as well as the NetworkMaine Board.
Ms. Davis was also the Interim City Manager for Gardiner and acts as the technology coordinator for the city. She is a member of Gardiner Rotary, the city’s Wellness Committee and the Safety Committee. She resides in Dresden Maine.
Brent Hall, Treasurer, Vice President & Commercial Banking Officer, Kennebec Savings Bank
Brent has been active in the Gardiner and surrounding communities for nearly 30 years. He believes in giving back to his community through active involvement to promote community development and quality of life for our families, friends and neighbors. He is currently involved with many area agencies and boards including as past President and current Treasurer of the Gardiner Board of Trade, the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley, the Augusta Housing Service Corp, Southern Kennebec Child Development Corp and a longtime member of the Gardiner Rotary Club among others. Brent resides in Farmingdale with his wife and 2 children.
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.
Terry Berry, Owner/Broker, AllMaineHomes
Terry has been active in the real estate sector for 30+ years. He is committed to helping buyers accomplish the American dream of home ownership and works with buyers and sellers to complete a successful sale that is rewarding for everyone involved. His appraisal license enables him to conduct thorough assessments of each property from many viewpoints. Terry is an International Management Academy Code of Ethics Landlord. Terry resides in Gardiner and is a members of the Gardiner City Council.
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.
Tom Fiorelli, Economic Development Director, City of Gardiner*
New member bio coming soon.
Mike Gent, Owner, Milliken Block, Downtown Gardiner
A native of Pennsylvania, Mike co-founded and developed Conestoga USA, Inc., a small manufacturing firm which primarily supplies test hardware to lubrication laboratories and hydraulic fluid manufacturers for research purposes.
Mike moved to Gardiner in 2014 along with his wife, Cheryl Clark, and is now fully retired from manufacturing.
In 2017, Mike and Cheryl purchased the Milliken Block in downtown Gardiner and have renovated it for use as offices, retail and artists’ studios, for which they received the Community Impact Award from the Maine Downtown Center in 2018 for their community revitalization efforts.
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
* Ex-officio member