In 2016, local hope for the The Waldo's survival led to the formation of a new board of directors. Our board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM on the second floor of 251 Jefferson Street. All are welcome.
Janet McMahon - President
Janet is an ecologist who works with conservation organizations and private landowners to identify conservation priorities and manage their land. She has a BS from Colby College and an MS from the University of Maine. Janet is a founder of the Medomak Valley Land Trust, has served on its board, and currently chairs its Lands Committee. She organized the Kinderkonzert program at the Waldo Theatre for fifteen years and her family volunteered and performed in many productions. She and her husband Chris Davis moved to Waldoboro in 1984 and raised their two daughters there.
Keri Lupien - Vice President
Keri worked in the fine wine sales department of Pine State Beverage for ten years and now spends her time raising her children and working in her husband's greenhouse business, Moose Crossing Garden Center in Waldoboro.When her eldest child showed interest in theater she realized how important it was to invest time, energy, and money into the Waldo before it was lost forever. Keri sees the theatre as an important piece of Waldoboro’s history and believes the arts are at the very core of our humanity, regardless of color, creed, education, or socio-economic background. She is also actively involved with Midcoast Conservancy.
Bruce Metrick - Treasurer
Bruce is a Project Manager currently working for Cianbro Corporation. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lehigh University. Bruce served on the Waldoboro Budget Committee for three years and did volunteer work for the Medomak Valley Land Trust water sampling program. Bruce is a U.S. Navy Veteran.Bruce and his wife Margo have lived in Waldoboro for 11 years.
Barbara Boardman - Secretary
Barbara Boardman is an architectural and landscape designer anda certified organic farmer. She fell in love with Maine while attendingCollege of the Atlantic and later did her graduate studies at Harvard School of Design inArchitecture and Landscape Architecture. Moving to Waldoboro in 2000 with her family shebecame an active member of the Waldoboro Planning Board, the Comprehensive PlanCommittee, and the Waldoboro Farmers Market. As a member of the Building Committee herfocus is the renovation and maintenance of the historic structure. She strongly feels that TheWaldo’s reinstatement into the cultural life of our community is key to local economicdevelopment.
Sanford Crane - Board Member
Sandy is an attorney whose practice in Massachusetts concentrates on estate and business planning and small business representation. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Law (Taxation) degrees from Boston University.Sandy is a U.S. Army Veteran. Sandy and his wife Penelope have lived in the mid-coast area since 1999 and in Waldoboro since 2009.
Lucas McNelly - Board Member
Lucas McNelly grew up in Waldoboro, lived "away" for awhile, then found himself back in town running a soap store with his wife, Amanda.
While away, he became an indie filmmaker with films screening at various festivals, and one film accumulating over 100 million YouTube views. In addition to making his own films, he's worked on major film sets around the US and Europe.
He's also recognized as an expert on crowdfunding and has been written about in the Washington Post, Buzzfeed News, Filmmaker Magazine, the Huffington Post, and a number of other publications, and has spoken professionally on the subject around the globe. As a consultant, he holds several crowdfunding records.
Betty Studley - Board Member
Betty is a Waldoboro native and went to local schools. She received her BS and MS at Boston University, and taught health and physical education in public schools in Maine and Massachusetts for more than thirty years. She returned to Maine in 2002 and is an active member of the Waldoboro Womens' Club. She grew up going to movies at the Waldo on Friday night and sees the theatre as an integral part of Waldoboro’s quality of life.