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Class Notes for May - 2017


Dick Stacey, former owner of Stacey’s Country Jamboree, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Awards for his part in adding to Maine’s tourism industry. Stacey’s Country Jamboree was an entertainment favorite of many Maine and Canada residents.



Earl Goodyear ’69, ’92 H (pictured below) recently traveled to India with his family. Pictured are his wife, Kham, and daughter, Marina, in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Earl Goodyear in India



George Abbott ’74 has been named as the new General Manager for Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth, MA. With over 35 years of experience in the hotel industry, George will manage the daily operations of the resort, which his open seasonally from April to October.



Karla MacFarlane ’89 is running to be a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) for Pictou West in Nova Scotia, Canada. She was first elected in 2013 and has been the only female MLA for the official opposition party, hoping to inspire and encourage women to become more involved in politics.


Several NESCom alumni have been nominated for the40th Emmy Awards presented by the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences. Nominees include; Nick Woodward ’92 in the Education/Schools category for his work with Maine Public Broadcasting on their Maine Education Project; Barry Alley ’95 in the Sports Event/Game-Live/Unedited category as part of Comcast SportsNet for his work as a photographer for Boston Celtics Basketball; Kris Bridges ’02 in the Interview/Discussion category for his work as Director of Greenlight Maine; and Rob Nesbitt ’11 in the Video Journalist category for his piece, “A Cousin’s Run”, which tells the story of James Anderson and his cousin, Rusty Wilkins. The awards will be presented on June 24th in Boston.

Kris Doody, RN ’97, CEO of Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine, will receive the 2017 Board of Trustees Award from the American Hospital Association (AHA) during a ceremony on May 8th. This award is presented to individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the AHA.

Christopher Paradis ’97, a Workforce Development & Training Specialist at Central Maine Community College, has been named to the Auburn Business Development Corporation Board (ABDC). ABDC aims to facilitate the settlement and re-settlement of businesses in Auburn.



Carolina (Quiroz) Boutaugh ’02 has accepted a position as Executive Respiratory Biologics Sales Leader for the greater Philadelphia area for MedImmune Systems. She comes to her new Job after several years’ experience with AstraZeneca as a Sales Leader.

Heather Lander, DPT ’07, ’11 has joined the team at Performance Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Inc. in Bangor.

Kaleena (Nakowicz) Harrington ’03, ’06 has joined the staff of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation as Innovation Program Manager. As a quasi-public agency, the corporation serves as a government and community resource to help streamline the business expansion in, and relocation to, Rhode Island.

Josh Mason ’08 (pictured below) is working at SeaWorld in Orlando as a hardware tech on the newly updated Kraken ride, Orlando-area’s first virtual reality roller coaster. 

Josh Mason working at SeaWorld

Kelly (Bocchino) Peaslee ’09 was recently promoted to Manager at Macpage LLC where she previously served as a Senior Accountant. She and her husband, Hunter, reside in Jefferson.


Greg Wonder ’10 (pictured below) is shooting a new travel documentary that follows a motorcycle tour across Thailand. He is pictured here in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Greg Wonder shooting a travel documentary in Thailand

Daniel Kane ’10 has been selected to serve as the new Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Sarah Lacombe ’14 was recently promoted to HR Recruiting & Development Coordinator at Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine.

Amanda Bartlett ’10 was recently promoted to Assistant Treasurer at Dead River Company. Amanda joined Dead River Company in 2016 as Tax Manager, and recently obtained her Certified Treasury Professional license along with being a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Ryan Phillips ’13 completed his specialized State Police training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and received his badge this April, joining the Maine State Police. Phillips has joined Troop B in Androscoggin County.

Michela Fiori, Pharm.D '15 has joined the University of New England's College of Pharmacy as an assistant clinical professor. In this shared faculty role, she will spend most of her time at Eastern Maine Medical Center, providing clinical services in the Family Medicine Service, and will also teach and provide committee service at UNE. 

Johanna Anderson ’16 has joined Home HeadQuarters, Inc. as Chief Credit Officer. She is a certified Housing Development Financial Professional and a member of the New York State CDFI Coalition Program Committee.

Jackson Grimm ’16 recently accepted a position with KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas as a photojournalist.