Staff

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 project coordinator for a nationwide consulting firm and as an editorial assistant in Colby College's communications office. 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.