Board of Directors

 Jaja Martin, President, having lived and worked abroad for many years, is raising her family in Bremen.  A round-the-world sailor, she has written and edited articles for sailing magazines, is co-author of the book, Into the Light, and her family's sailing odyssey is the subject of the documentary, Iceblink, recently aired on PBS.  In her spare time, she runs an e-commerce business, plays cello in the Seacoast Community Orchestra, sings in Common Threads, and volunteers at her local school.  Jaja, whose children also introduced her to Heartwood, brings a worldy spectrum of culture and community to HRTC's board.

 

Helen Telfer, Treasurer,  believes each and every one of us can make a difference, when we contribute our time and experience to others. 

She grew up on a dairy farm and apple orchard in central Connecticut during the 60s and 70s. She is the youngest of 7 children so naturally enjoys the challenge of a good fight and making sure everyone hears her voice!

She was a corporate accountant for 20 years working for Weekly Reader, Clear Channel Radio and Bloomingdales when she changed the direction of her career toward helping non-profit schools remain viable and financially sustainable. She has never felt more fulfilled than by making that move.

She lives in Newcastle with her daughter, Brooke, a freshman at Lincoln Academy, her son, Mack, a junior at University of Maine Farmington, and her husband, Mike, who has joined her on many adventures for over 30 years.  What an incredible gift to be able to give of oneself to the community one lives in.  She enjoys helping Heartwood with all that she has to give.  

 

Rebecca Recor, Secretary, has been involved in theater most of her life. Playing the Wicked Queen in a neighborhood production of "Snow White" at the age of ten led to double majoring in theater and history at Tufts.  She loves watching great theater wherever she goes and helping to create it, if possible.  Just don't ask her to sing.  Establishing a base in Midcoast Maine in 2000, she was amazed by the quality of the first Heartwood performance she experienced, "Man of LaMancha."  Since moving here full time in 2006, she has become very involved in volunteer activities and taking classes - all the things she didn't have time for when she was teaching - as well as faithfully attending Heartwood productions.  She is thrilled to join the HRTC board, where she hopes to support all of their projects, especially those that deal with students and young people.

 

Paul Weislogel, Vice President, and his wife, Judy, bought a farmhouse in Bristol in 1995 as a vacation home to which they hoped to retire; they eventually did move to Maine in 2007, each initially bringing along parts of their respective jobs in professional and scholarly publishing in New York City. Paul’s role was largely dealing with large medical societies in negotiating journal publishing agreements and maintaining relationships with those societies.

Friends and family may have expected him to pursue a musical career, but Paul did his college and post-graduate studies in biomedical sciences, following which he taught at the U.S. Naval Academy and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Amsterdam.

Volunteer activities in Maine have included serving on the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and singing with its choir and with Tapestry Singers. How lucky we were to find how rich the Midcoast area is in high quality performing arts, supporting the notion that if we had it to do all over again…we’d do it all over again.

 

Sally Bartley grew up and raised her family in Massachusetts,where she did much volunteering in the local schools and was a library trustee for many years. After sailing the New England Coast during the 1970’s and 80’s, she and her husband moved to Bremen Long Island as summer folks and decided to move to Damariscotta upon retirement, in 2007. Theater has always been of interest (as a patron, not a performer), especially with small companies. Heartwood came into her life at the perfect to become involved.

 

Kimberley Tolley, before moving to Maine from Boston, was a graduate of Northeastern University and a partner in an international consulting firm, specializing in strategic innovations.  Kimberley met her husband, Michael, in Camden, fell in love with both Michael and the area, and permanently moved their family to the Midcoast, in 2002.

She has worked at the Damariscotta Montessori School since 2005, a non-profit private school serving over 100 students from perschool through grade 8. 

Kim has always loved theater, was a member of her high school's drama club, but her inclination was more "behind the scenes" than onstage!  Her three daughters, however, have an affinity for performing on stage, whether acting, singing or dancing. 

Kim is active in the Midcoast Maine Community, serving on two local boards and coordinating/teaching faith formation at St. Patrick's Church, in Newcastle.  Kim's husband is a Columbia River Bar Pilot in Astoria, Oregon.  When in Oregon, he is actively involved in the Knights of Columbus and the Astoria Warming Shelter for the Homeless, and he is a local Hospice volunteer.  As a family, the Tolleys enjoy spending their time together being a bi-coastal traveling family. 

Founding Trustees

Susan Goodwillie Stedman
Suzanne Weiss
Beth Preston
Kathryn Winglass 

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