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ABOUT OUR WRITERS
Kim Hamlin is a fiber artist, designer and dancer living in Western Maine. She knits, crochets, spins, sews, quilts, needle felts, weaves, gardens, dances, thinks and dreams, and tries to do at least three of these on a daily basis. Kim co-owns Fiber & Vine, a spacious and creative fiber shop
that also specializes in wine, located on Main Street in Norway.
Clay Harvey is the Marketing & Sales Direc- tor for Mt Abram Ski Area and has dedi- cated his career to working in the outdoor recreation industry the past 17 years. Clay enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, hiking and spending time with his family. Harvey earned his bachelor’s degree
in outdoor education/adventure recreation and master’s degree in management at Ohio University. This proud Bobcat has roamed from coast to coast in search of the American Dream and is finally home in Paris, Maine.
Emily MacCabe is an Outdoor Educa- tor at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Emily grew up in Rockport, Maine, and went on to study Environmental Science at Unity College. She enjoys spending time outdoors, and strives to provide opportunity and
inspiration for others to join her. She now lives in Wilton with her husband and two black labs.
Victoria Mares is a lifetime writer, journalist and playwright, as well as an artist in fiber and mixed media. She is also a musician, playing the violin since 4th grade. She has worked and lived in Maine for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Michigan State Univer- sity in political science, with a certificate in
electronic journalism from Columbia Graduate School of Journal- ism. She has written and reported for New York news media, as well as in Maine. Writing, making art, exploring life and places in her“hometownof WesternMaine,”andspendingtimewithher family are interwoven into her everyday life.
Lisa Moore of Harrison has been a profes- sional writer and teacher for over 35 years. She is an accomplished poet who leads the Mountain Poets Society every month and has self-published six collections of her own poetry. Moore is on the Board of the Alan Day Community Garden in Norway. She
shares life with two sons, two dogs, two cats, and her husband, Lee, the proprietor of Pennesseewassee Brewing Company.
Currently an instructor in Culinary Arts, Erik Person has been in the restaurant industry since he was fourteen. After graduating from the University of Maine, Orono, he followed his lovely wife, Jessica Carter Person, to the Oxford Hills where he helped remodel, designed the kitchen,
and influenced the menu and dining experience at Cafe No- mad. His other passions include snowboarding, cycling and growing an awesome mustache. Photo by Brewster Burns.
Brendan Schauffler is a graduate student at the Muskie School of Public Service in Portland where he is nurturing idealism and learning about community planning. A resident of Norway, he enjoys swim- ming in Western Maine’s beautiful and plentiful lakes and ponds. He knows far
too much about cryptozoology and giant squid.
Scott Vlaun is a writer, photographer, and permaculture designer. His photography has recently been featured in two major publica- tions: The Organic Seed Grower, and The Seed Garden. As the Executive Director of the Center for an Ecology Based Economy in Norway, he has recently shifted his focus
from documenting the organic seed and agriculture movement to raising awareness about climate change and resource depletion, and engaging his local community in developing practical, ecologi- calsolutionstothechallengesahead.ScottlivesinOtisfieldwerehe enjoys growing and sharing food with his family and friends.
Photo courtesy Mt Abram
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