Sideline Stories

Sideline Stories: Emma Tiedemann, Director of Broadcasting, Portland Sea Dogs

The first day of work for people is typically a day full of excitement and nerves. New place, new people, new coffee maker. Now throw in a global pandemic. I moved from Kentucky to Maine in March of…

Sideline Stories: Jon Cross, Kennedy Park Football Club + Cross Wellness

My name is Jon Cross. I’m from Pembroke, Massachusetts, born June 27, 1987. I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have a master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College. I come from a loving home with one…

Sideline Stories: Rippleffect – Community Impact

Rippleffect is a community-based, youth development-focused non-profit that specializes in adventure and wilderness experiences that instill confidence, self-esteem, and leadership. Our team has worked hard to perfect and grow our programs over the years to achieve what you…

Sideline Stories: Julie Mulkern, Executive Director, WinterKids

I am a public health advocate at heart. I have spent my career working for the health and well-being of Maine kids and families – most recently at WinterKids. We need to help kids to move more, connect…

Sideline Stories: Gillian Schair, Founder & Co-Leader, Ladies Adventure Club

Totally amazing that an incredibly fussy 13-year-old girl whose mom dragged her canoeing down the St. Croix River, camping on Mooselookmeguntic Lake, and hiking up to Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park would turn into a lover of…

Sideline Stories: Sarah Stanley, Executive Director, Kennebunk Land Trust

I am a proud 11th generation Mainer! Maine is such a special place and it’s easy to see why it’s known as “Vacationland.” Forests, fields, mountains, and coastline—there are endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. These places are…

Sideline Stories: Ashley Patterson, Can-AM Crown International Musher

  I’m pretty sure I was born with a love for the sport of competitive mushing. At the age of twelve, I began training dogs, and by the age of fourteen, I had my own nine-dog team. My…

Sideline Stories: Jason Gardner, Founder, Maine Yak Anglers

I’m really not sure where to start, as I feel like my journey is just beginning.  Some of my fondest, and only memories as a kid, were summers at camp fishing with my father and my brother. By…

Sideline Stories: Sam Morse, US Ski Team

Born and raised in Carrabassett Valley at the base of Sugarloaf, I had the endless playground of the Western Maine Mountains at my fingertips. At 23 months, I took to the slopes and my passion for flying downhill…