Central Maine Business Files: Waterville Creates Hires New Employees


At the Waterville Opera House, Tony Gerow will be stepping down as Production Manager and Technical Director to accept the position of Facilities Manager and Lighting Supervisor at the Penobscot Theater Company in Bangor. Originally from Bangor, Gerow started working in opera in February 2017 and has been involved in the production of over 150 live music and community theater performances. He also played Jack Kelly in “Newsies”.

Liz shapiro Photo by John T. Meader

Liz Shapiro has taken over the post of production manager left vacant by Gerow. Shapiro comes to Waterville from Massachusetts with extensive experience in lighting design, stage management and production management, including a stint with the Riverdance National Tour.

Desiree DuBois Contribution photo

Waterville Creates has also hired Desiree DuBois as the new Education and Outreach Coordinator. Originally from the Skowhegan area, DuBois has extensive experience as a scenic painter, sculptor and art owner.

Skowhegan Savings Promotes Haley Wescott to Community Banker

Skowhegan Savings has appointed Haley Wescott to its mortgage team. Wescott, who joined the bank in 2016 as a loan processor, has been promoted to community banker.

Haley wescott Contribution photo

Originally from Skowhegan, she graduated in Liberal Arts from the University of Maine with minors in Psychology and Biology.

Wescott was recently appointed a Leadership Advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.

Kat Child becomes Account Manager at Marshall Communications

AUGUSTA – Marshall Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Augusta and Portland, has promoted Kat Child from Account Coordinator to Account Manager.

Kat child Photo by Tim Greenway

Child joined the agency in 2020 after teaching English in Spain for a semester, after nearly four years in customer service at a Boston-based advertising agency. Child has helped produce artwork for clients such as the Maine Tourist Board and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

She is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The child lives in Portland.

Franklin Memorial Hospital was once again recognized for the quality of its maternity care. From left to right, Ashley Roy, CLC, RN, Certified Lactation Counselor and Childbirth Educator; MaryAnne Goodwin, BSN, RN, department manager; and Dr. Ryan Whitt, pediatrician are part of the care team. Submitted photo

Franklin Memorial Hospital receives recognition for maternity care

FARMINGTON – The United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention commended Franklin Memorial Hospital for its commitment to improving the quality of maternity practices that support optimal infant nutrition.

One of 2,103 US hospitals that responded to the survey, Franklin Memorial Hospital obtained an overall score of 96 out of 100. The overall average score of hospitals nationwide in the United States is 81.

In March, the WFH was included on Newsweek’s 2021 list of the best maternity hospitals.

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