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Anna

I get to work with the the most amazing artists while they're still students!

Job Director of Student Engagement and (Non-Practicing Playwright) / Maine College of Art

Lives In Parkside

General Butch about town.

Engagement: not just about marriage anymore!

Why did you choose Portland? I wouldn't live anywhere else in Maine (and I'm a native Mainer.)

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? The faculty, staff, students and alumni at Maine College of Art. There is some amazing stuff happening here. Porteous is the homebase. Portland is the incubator. The rest of the world is the benefactor!

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Depends on their interest, but food always is central to my Portland tours!

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Shay's in Monument square.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Nut free truffles at Dean's Sweets on Middle Street. I have a nut allergy. Seen the NONUTZ plate? That's me!

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Rosie's on Fore Street. Place is a gem!

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Drinks at the Armory or Shay's, Dinner at the Grill Room, play at Portland Stage or film at the Nick, a little nosh or nightcap at the Chocolate Bar. The next day, brunch at the Corner Room.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Always on Congress street!

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Andy Verzosa

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Mark Yaggie

Photographer, plant geek, and cold water convert.

Jennifer Battis

I want to photograph everything and everyone in this spectacularly beautiful city.

Tina Lewis

I help people create unforgettable experiences, and make it rain on non-profits.

Peter M. Clark

Designer & illustrator who keeps exploring

Rachael

I connect people with their own history and help build strong communities.

Raffi Der Simonian

I facilitate professional synergies while crafting and delivering strategic messages.

Frances Buerkens

I show the world who YOU are - photos, websites, newsletters, brochures!

Conor Leigh Tubbs

I write, I sing and I perform.