Well then, here we are – giving ourselves a big ol’ pat on the back. We’ve poured sweat and tears into this event (okay, maybe more like lots of coffee and doughnuts), but we wouldn’t want it any other way. Our goal is simply to provide a great experience for you – our attendees! If you want to make our day, just stop us in the hall way or wherever you see us and say hi! At the end of the day, this event is about you, and we want to make it as memorable as possible.

Lead Organizers

Gary Thayer

Gary is a WordPress Developer at Hall Internet Marketing, a full service digital marketing agency based in Portland, ME. He builds custom solutions for clients by combining the power of WordPress with Hall’s own internally developed tools. With a strong background in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, SASS and responsive frameworks, Gary is passionate about providing simple and elegant solutions for complex problems.

Stephen Quirk

Stephen is on the Events & Places team at Automattic where he is charge of Woo and Jetpack’s presence at WordCamps.  He previously worked for Hotchkiss Consulting Group and BruteProtect.  Stephen also runs Factory Portland – a Maine music blog that is proudly powered by WordPress. Stephen is excited to once again bring WordCamp Maine to his alma mater, Maine College of Art.

Jesse Fowler

Jesse has been called a serial entrepreneur. Opening a gas station / bait & tackle shop while still in high school, he was dedicated to making business grow and convert better. A few years later, he has taken this real world experience and brought it into the virtual world. Jesse loves working with small businesses and start ups and believe that it’s the foundation of this country. Jesse is dedicated to learning more and always training to provide new techniques to clients of OSC Web Design.

RC Lations

RC is the lead developer at the Institute for Nonprofit News, where he works to support independent journalists across the country and further WordPress’ mission to democratize publishing.

Salena Poussard

Salena heads up marketing at OSC Web Design. She loves helping local businesses voice their ideas online through content and a presence on social media. You’ll most likely find Salena blogging about marketing for small businesses or researching keywords for a client’s new website. Salena is excited to be a part of WordCamp Maine 2017!