Kristina Cannon, Executive Director
As executive director, Kristina Cannon is the central coordinator of Main Street Skowhegan’s projects and volunteers. She brings nine years of experience in the marketing communications field, having worked at a Boston advertising agency and most recently in the communications office at Colby College. Kristina graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a bachelor’s in marketing communications and earned a master’s in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. She was awarded a 2011 Service Industry Advertising Gold Award and was named a CASE 2013-14 SimpsonScarborough Scholar, an accolade recognizing young marketing professionals in higher education.
A Maine Network Partners Fellow III, Kristina serves on boards and committees including the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council, Skowhegan Economic Development Corporation, Somerset Cultural Planning Committee, Wesserunsett Arts Council, and Maine Motorcoach Network. She is also chair of the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council Marketing Committee. A Carrabec High School graduate, Kristina grew up on Williams Farm in North Anson and currently lives just a mile from her childhood home with her husband, John, and two beloved Labrador Retrievers.
Maria Landry, Assistant Director
As assistant director, Maria Landry focuses on writing, editing, graphic design, and website creation and management (this site, plus VisitSkowhegan.com, RunofRiver.org, and SkowheganCraftBrewFest.com). Also a freelance editor and proofreader, Maria earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in English and creative writing from the University of Maine at Farmington. She has worked as a freelance news writer, a project coordinator for a nationwide consulting firm, and an editorial assistant in Colby College's communications office. She has had short stories and essays published in several literary magazines. A Central Maine native, she grew up in Winslow and now lives in Pittsfield with her husband, Sean, and a lovably nervous 14-pound cat.
Mary Haley, Project Coordinator
Mary is project coordinator for both Main Street Skowhegan and the Somerset Cultural Planning Committee. Her focus is project oriented and includes everything from sponsorships to promotional material design for events, social media updates, and event planning. She graduated from University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor's in parks, recreation, and tourism and is working on a master's in mass communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Mary has been a contributing writer for both a sci-fi fan site and a business expense blog. Her work has also appeared in the Northern New England Journey and the Maine Sportsman. After a career in Maine's outdoor recreation community, she has returned to her hometown of Skowhegan to put her ongoing education to good use.