317 Main Administrative Staff
Molly Gallagher Burk – Director of Foundation Relations
Molly has been part of 317 Main’s Development team since 2012 and she loves helping make 317’s programs possible. Her background is in nonprofit fundraising and communications and she earned a BS in communications at Boston University and an MBA at Antioch University New England. Molly grew up playing the piano and clarinet, singing with a choir, dancing, and listening to all kinds of music. Now she continues to love music and dance and she does lots of it with her two young children.
Melia Coletta – Communications/Development Coordinator
Melia has a B.A. from Skidmore College with a Major in Art History and Double Minors in Arts Administration and Management & Business. At school, she was awarded the Filene Scholarship where she enjoyed playing and managing numerous ensembles and recorded with Adam Abeshouse. When she’s not working or playing clarinet, she enjoys board games, cooking, books, and the wild and vast wilderness of Maine.
Alicia Phelps – Director of Community Partnership & Special Programs
Alicia is a vocalist, pianist, educator, potter, and 317 Main’s Director of Community Partnerships & Special Programs. In her free time, Alicia cultivates music ministry at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church.
Shai Levite – Building Manager
Chris Moore – Director of Music Education
Chris grew up in Maine. He began studying piano at age seven and classical violin at age ten. He graduated from Waynflete School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in acting from Skidmore College. After college, Chris moved to New York City, where he worked as a performance artist, musician, puppeteer, and on the staff of the Arts at St. Ann’s concert series in Brooklyn. While in New York, he studied with mandolin master Andy Statman. In 1989, Chris founded the band Rust Farm with Boston guitarist John McGann. Rust Farm released two albums, the second produced by bluegrass great Tim O’Brien. Chris has composed, performed, and recorded music for dance, film, television, spoken word, theater, and visual art projects. His songs have been recorded and performed by Adrienne Young, Mark Erelli, Rani Arbo, Carol Noonan, Barnstar!, Northern Lights, Dennis Brennan, Joe K. Walsh, and others. Chris has taught lessons, classes, and workshops in mandolin, songwriting, English Country Dance, and traditional Shaker music. He lived in Nashville, TN from 2003-2013, where he founded the band Kindling Stone. Chris returned to Maine in 2013 to work as the 317 Main’s Director of Music Education.
Kristine Pennell – Little Roots Coordinator
Kristine is an avid collector of children’s songs, activities, and games and sharing them has been her life-long passion, first as a babysitter and camp counselor, and later as a 3rd grade teacher in the North Berwick school system. Kristine is delighted to combine her passions for folk music and teaching as 317 Main’s new Little Roots Coordinator.
Sarah Potter – Registrar
She and her husband live in Harpswell.
Marie Sevier – Administration Coordinator
Marie Sevier has been with 317 Main since the doors opened in 2004 and she’s the first one students see when they walk through the door.
Marie spent the early part of her career doing bookkeeping at Cole Hahn while raising her three children. She and her husband live in Gray.
Amy Sinclair – Director of Marketing/Communications & Farmers Market Manager/[email protected] m: 207-329-7735
Amy spent two decades working as a television reporter for stations in Maine and Boston before finding a dream job sharing stories about the transformative power of music at 317 Main. Amy is also a Master Gardener, a founding steering committee member at the Yarmouth Community Garden, and the manager of the Yarmouth Farmers Market. Amy holds an undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and a MSJ from Northwestern University. Amy is a ukulele student at 317 Main where she will always be a beginner. She and her family live in Yarmouth.
– Director of Development
Sally has worked as a business owner, a museum store manager and a a graphic designer all while serving on several boards. The common thread in her career path has been her enduring commitment to the arts. Sally also loves to sing. She and her family live in Portland.
Edward Tittman – Business Manager
John Williams – Executive Director
John went to his first festival at the age of 6 when he went with his family to the Newport Folk Festival and heard Bob Dylan play his first public rock & roll set. At that time, John developed a love for and interest in music and community.
John joined the Board of 317 Main as the first Board Chair in 2004. After five years of growth and expansion of the organization, John left his environmental sustainability consulting practice of 28 years to become the first Executive Director of 317 Main.
John lives with his wife Holly in North Yarmouth and is so happy to have his two grown daughters both living nearby and having his grandson enrolled in 317 Main’s Little Roots program.
Contact the Front Desk for general information, lesson registration, and scheduling at (207) 846-9559 or use our Contact Form to send an email.
Front Desk Hours:
Monday -Thursday 9am-6pm