Staff

OUR TEAM

Peter Farragher

Peter D. Farragher

Chief Executive Officer

Peter, a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a BS in Education, started his Y career in 1986 as Senior ...

Jeanne Wood

Jeanne Wood

Associate Executive

Jeanne was born and raised in Ellsworth. She had an early introduction to the Down East Family YMCA. Her mother, Maralyn “Pete” Turnbull, ...

Heidi Tupper

Heidi Tupper

Membership Director

Heidi was born and raised in Ellsworth. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2003 and received her pharmacy technician certificate ...

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Bob Dyer

Director of Maintenance

Bob came to the YMCA after many years in the restaurant business. Bob leads our maintenance department, including daytime and nighttime ...

Shauna Esposito-Caldwell

Director of Operations - Moore Community Center

Shauna was born in Ellsworth and after graduating from Ellsworth High School, traveled to Westerville, Ohio where she received her Bachelor's ...

Courtney Wood

Courtney Wood

Director of the Beechland Road Early Learning Center

Courtney began her career at the Y in the Early Preschool program which was located behind the Wiggins center. As the child care program ...

Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell

Child Care Billing Specialist

Amy, a graduate of George Stevens Academy grew up in Blue Hill, Maine. She started her Y career at the Lakeland Family YMCA in Lakeland ...

Matt Montgomery

Matt Montgomery

Branch Executive & DEFY Head Coach

Matt moved to Maine from the Virgin Islands with his wife, Jessica, in 1998. He started in the Aquatics Department as an Assistant Swim Coach ...

Kellie Allen

Kellie Allen

Front Desk

Kellie grew up in Ellsworth and started working at the DEFY front desk shortly after graduating Ellsworth High School. Soon after, Kellie starting ...

Joy Bragdon

Health & Wellness Director – Lawrence Center

As Joy reached middle age she found her passion for fitness. After a complete body and mind transformation, she quickly moved from the back ...

Brian Townsend

Regional Aquatics Director

Brian grew up swimming and working at the Bath Area Family YMCA *(LRSC) where he first started teaching swim ...

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Cody Dyer

Maintenance Director – Lawrence Center & Bucksport YMCA

Cody grew up in Orland and graduated from Bucksport High School. A skilled auto mechanic, Cody came to the YMCA in 2019 as the Blue Hill ...

Matt McInnis

Operations Director

Matt, a 2017 graduate of Husson University with a BS in Sport Management and minor in Coaching, grew up in Portland and was involved in ...

Caitlin Hawes

Caitlin Hawes

Administrative Assistant

Caitlin is a Bucksport Native who loves working with children because of their energy and creative minds. She ...

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Cody Dyer

Maintenance Director – Lawrence Center & Bucksport YMCA

Cody grew up in Orland and graduated from Bucksport High School. A skilled auto mechanic, Cody came to the YMCA in 2019 as the Blue Hill ...

Roman Perez

Roman Perez

Director of Camp Discovery

Roman started with the Y November 2015. He moved to Maine to chase his dream of developing a year round wellness camp focused on a day ...

Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell

Child Care Billing Specialist

Amy, a graduate of George Stevens Academy grew up in Blue Hill, Maine. She started her Y career at the Lakeland Family YMCA in Lakeland ...

Shauna Esposito-Caldwell

Director of Operations - Moore Community Center

Shauna was born in Ellsworth and after graduating from Ellsworth High School, traveled to Westerville, Ohio where she received her Bachelor's ...

Crystal Follette

Director of Food Services

Crystal has been part of the Y for 15 years. She began in the Early Preschool classroom that was located behind the Wiggins center. She ...

Alicia Graves-Jewell

Toddler Coordinator

Alicia grew up in Lamoine.  After graduating from MDI high school in 2004, she ...

Alicia Grindle

School Age Coordinator

After graduating from Bucksport High School, Alicia earned an Associate’s Degree in ...

Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell

Child Care Billing Specialist

Amy, a graduate of George Stevens Academy grew up in Blue Hill, Maine. She started her Y career at the Lakeland Family YMCA in Lakeland ...

Robin Clark

Robin Clarke

Fitness Director

Robin has worked for Y Fitness since 2005. She is a personal trainer and loves to motivate people and help them to reach their goals and get ...

Shane Lowell

Director of Youth Sports

Shane grew up in Wyoming and moved to Maine when he was 21 and immediately started working at the Y. He has been an After School ...

Brian Townsend

Regional Aquatics Director

Brian grew up swimming and working at the Bath Area Family YMCA *(LRSC) where he first started teaching swim ...