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Yarrow & Cleat depends upon a team of advisors from the Boothbay Region to help guide its content and reach.
Though representing diverse points of view and experiences, the team members share a commitment to community and a passion for the Boothbay Region.
Keith Arvanitis is in long-term recovery and serves as the Director of Amistad Midcoast Recovery Services, including the Harbor Peer & Wellness Center in Boothbay Harbor. “I truly am passionate about my work. I am able to share and connect with others, providing hope, strength and gratitude while we share the journey of recovery together.”
Kip Azzoni is a writer, entrepreneur, inventor, and avid activist on behalf of veteran causes. She is a lifetime member of the Southport Island community, and supporter of the Boothbay Register. “My first article published was in the Register as a kid writing about my beloved ‘Giant’s Footprint.’ Ask anyone about the Giant’s Footprint: They will remember it fondly.”
Jen Britton is a long-time independent school educator. She was a 25-year summer resident of Southport, ME, in the Boothbay Region before becoming a year-round resident in 2019. Jen is an active volunteer: as a college counselor with ScholarMatch (an organization counseling low-income, first-generation college applicants), and at the Southport Memorial Library.
Breanna Davis is Operations Coordinator for The Boothbay Region Community Resource Council. She is a Texas native who knew she belonged on the coast of Maine after one visit. Lucky for her, Boothbay Harbor is her husband’s hometown! Breanna enjoys attending concerts, trying new cuisine, and traveling with her husband and their 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy.
Peter Ilgenfritz came to the area in early 2020 to serve as Interim Minister for the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. He previously served from 1994 to 2018 as pastor at the University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle, WA. Peter is an artist and writer, and is passionate about bringing communities together.
Stephanie Noyes McSherry
Stephanie Noyes McSherry is the owner and lead learner at Merry Barn Writers’ Retreat in Edgecomb. Originally from the Boston area, Stephanie has lived in Maine, her soul home, for 16 years. Stephanie believes writing and reading are acts of freedom, power, and joy. She has spent the past 22 years as a teacher, writer, literacy consultant and university lecturer.
Holly Stover was born and raised in the Boothbay Region and is serving her first term in the Maine House. She began her career in the non-profit sector, focusing on at-risk children, youth and families. She now is the program director of the Addiction Outreach Program of the Boothbay Region Community Resource Council.