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 Childcare Services

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 ...

Joy Bragdon

Director of Wellness & Fitness – Blue Hill

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

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Cody Dyer

Maintenance Director – Blue Hill/Bucksport

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 – Blue Hill/Bucksport

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 ...

Josh Geagan

Camp Director

    Josh Geagan, a Bucksport native, is entering his fourth season with our camp. This summer is his third summer as Camp Director. The energy and dedication Josh brings, reflects from our campers excitement. Josh takes pride on providing a safe environment for all campers to relax and enjoy time with friends. Josh facilitates staff training throughout the summer, working to make this summer the best summer ever for all of our Young Bucks!

    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 ...

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    Bri Dunn

    Camp Discovery Office Manager

    Bri is a Maine native and spent two summers as a counselor at Camp Discovery where she is currently our Office Manager. During the school year, she is an Ed tech at ...

    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 ...

    Kellie Allen

    Kellie Allen

    Moore Community Center Manager

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

    Shauna Esposito-Caldwell

    Director of Childcare Services

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

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    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 ...

    Kassie Audette

    Preschool Coordinator

    Kassie’s Audette is our Early Learning Center Preschool Coordinator. Her adventure with the YMCA started 10 years ago as an assistant ...

    Bree Collins

    Bree Collins

    Infant & After School Program Coordinator

    Bree started her journey with the YMCA as a young child enrolled in the youth sports program. ...

    Nicole Guthrie

    Toddler Co-Coordinator

    Nicole was raised in Surry. She started her journey with the DEFYMCA in 2006 as an after school teacher. Throughout her career with the Y, ...

    Alicia Graves-Jewell

    Toddler Co-Coordinator

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

    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

    Sr. Program Director

    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 ...

    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 ...