317 Main Administrative Staff

 

Molly Gallagher Burk – Director of Foundation Relations
molly@317main

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 ColettaCommunications/Development Coordinator
Melia@317main.org

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@317main.

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
shailevite@gmail.com

Chris Moore – Director of Music Education
chris@317main.org

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 PennellLittle Roots Coordinator
Kristine@317main.org

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
registrar@317main.org 

Sarah Potter spent most of her working life running the campus bookstore at Bates college while raising three children.
In addition to serving as 317 Main’s Registrar, Sarah sings with Renaissance Voices and participates in several 317 Main ensembles.
She and her husband live in Harpswell.

Marie Sevier – Administration Coordinator
frontdesk@317main.org 

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


amy@317main.org  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 family live in Yarmouth.

Sally Struever  Director of Development
sally@317main.org

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
edward@317main.org

John Williams – Executive Director
john@317main.org

Bio for Website

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
Friday 12pm-5pm

 

317 Main Board of Directors

Fred Frawley, Board Chairman

Fred is a lawyer concentrating in intellectual property law.  He took music lessons and participated in several groups at 317 Main for 5 years before joining the board.  Fred says he plays left-handed mandolin imperfectly but with a decreasing level of futility.  He and his wife, Polly, live in Cumberland and have two grown sons.

Cass Baker

Cass Baker already has deep connections to 317 Main as a music student, 317 parent, open mic host and coordinator of our 2019 HenryFest celebration.  We are delighted to have her on the board. Cass and her family live in Yarmouth.

Nancy Berrang

Nancy is the Partnership Coordinator for King Middle School in Portland. She takes guitar lessons at 317 and has a passion for music and the arts.

Gail Cinelli

Gail has decades of experience bringing worthy causes to life. She was the Executive Director at The Center For Grieving Children and past Board President for the Spannocchia Foundation. Gail also started The Yarmouth Community Garden as well as a smaller community garden on Squirrel Island in Boothbay Harbor.She is the mother of 2, Grandmother of 4 and currently a beginning ukulele student at 317 Main.

John Duffy

John has been in the investment advisory and management field for more than two decades. He currently is a partner and owner in Cribstone Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm based in Brunswick and Cumberland. An avid fan of outdoor activities from cycling to hiking to snowboarding, he and his family enjoy all that New England has to offer. A beginning mandolin player, he and his fiddle and violin-playing daughters Maggie and Teagan live in Cumberland Foreside.

 

Shari Elder

Shari Elder is a Meeting and Event Planner whose passion project is the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in Brunswick. She has taken fiddle lessons at 317 Main andhopes to again. Shari, her husband and their twin daughters live in N. Yarmouth.

 

Peter Haynes

After a successful career in leadership roles at several companies, Maine native Peter Haynes turned his attention to the non-profit world. He has shared his business acumen on boards for the Boys and Girls Club of America, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine Medical Center and the University of Maine.  Peter has played piano and sung in choirs since childhood. By joining the board at 317 Main, he hopes to help others discover the joy and relaxation that comes from playing and listening to music. He and his wife, Judy, live in Yarmouth. They have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.
Stefan Iris

Stefan serves as Chief Investment Officer with Camden National Wealth Management and is an avid guitar player. He and his family live in North Yarmouth and enjoy spending time outdoors together.


Clayton Kyle

Clayton is a founder and the CEO of CLYNK, an innovative container recycling company that is available at Hannaford Supermarkets throughout Maine and through licensees in Oregon and New Brunswick, CA. He is also an owner and board member of Maine Hardware in Portland. He and his wife live in Freeport.

 

Hans Underdahl

Hans has been a 29 year resident of Yarmouth and a  guitarist for over 50 years. Having been brought into the 317 orbit by its founder, Peter Milliken, he now thinks it is the best original idea any friend of his ever had. Hans served on the Board of the Maine Island Trail Association for several years. He has been a Trustee for many years of the Portland Museum of Art and is a past Chairman of the Board. Professionally, Hans is an investment advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott.

 

Jeff White 

Jeff White worked as an attorney with Pierce-Atwood for 39 years. Now retired, Jeff is an avid cyclist,  skier, grandparent and member of Unspent Youth, 317 Main’s Deep Roots ambassador band.  Jeff and his wife live in Cape Elizabeth.