WATER STREET LEARNING CENTER Board of Directors
Maia Campoamor is a mother, farmer, and community organizer. In 2006, she and her partner Jacob moved to Montville, where they established After the Fall Farm. Maia has been addressing social, economic and ecological justice issues for over a decade. She has traveled through the United States and Latin America, and she is now devoted to supporting and upholding her local community’s history of cooperation and mutual aid. Her recent focus has been on food security and community building: In 2004, she co-founded the Winter Cache Project, a Portland-based community food security and popular education project, in 2007 co-founded the Davistown Farmers Cooperative, which united local food producers, and in 2009 co-founded the Davistown Farm-Share Program, which increases local food access low-income people. She has also been involved with the Maine homeless population and various alternative-education programs.
Amber Lewis grew up next to her grandparents dairy farm in Montville Maine, where she began working by the time she was 12. Growing up in rural Waldo county, she raked blueberries, worked at local greenhouses and helped landscapers on mixed and perennial gardens. Through hardwork and commitment, she was hired at 19 by the world's largest immigration law firm where she spent several years as an administrative assistant and assistant paralegal. Committed to and fond of her hometown, Amber built her own home in the Kingdom in Montville and started her own gardening & painting business. Amber continues to run her own successful business and homeschools her two young daughters. She yearns to keep the rural community spirit alive for her children, and, after watching the demise of local buildings and spaces where people can gather, she has become committed to creating a new, viable community space. Amber is currently serving as the treasurer for the Water Street Learning Center and heads the fundraising committee.
Jason Glick moved to Maine when he was 21 to start farming in a supportive community. After spending much of his childhood living in different locations and a year studying Resource Management and Outdoor Education at Sterling College Jason is happy to feel at home at Watershed Farm, which he operates with his wife and two homeschooled children. On the farm they raise turkeys, chickens, pork and hay. Jason also logs with horses in the winter, runs a small sawmill and builds timber-framed barns. He is committed to being connected and engaged in the local community and dreams of creating more educational and social opportunities in rural Waldo County. Jason is the head of the Water Street Building Committee and has been an integral part of the renovation of the building.
Hannah Hatfield has been a resident of Waldo County for 35 of her 48 years. She is an avid supporter of community strengthening projects in Western Waldo County, and has been instrumental in organizing numerous community events and programs in the Montville/Liberty area. She served as Treasurer and Tax Collector for the Town of Montville for 6 years, and is now deputy Treasurer of the Town of Liberty, chair of The Montville Cemetery Committee, a member of The Montville Historical Society, and chair of Village Vision (a local ad hoc clearing house and community action group, centered in Liberty Village). She is also a bookkeeper, farm laborer, and novice potter. She resides in Liberty, where she is rejuvenating an historic 1870's house. A house which used to be home to former Liberty Tax Collector and Monmouth Cannery's manager in the 1920's. Her home is Water Street Learning Center's closest neighbor. She is particularly committed to help support WSLC's vision of being a multipurpose facility that can house programs, meetings, events, and above all, community connections and educational opportunities.
Ariel Morgan is a massage therapist, a part time Spanish teacher, a sometimes preschool teacher, and an amateur gardener, baker, musician, quilter, mender, knitter and spinner. Originally from New Mexico, she has lived all over the United States and in Mexico. She has contributed to numerous social justice projects and organizations over the years including immigrant rights and ESL resources, bicycle collectives, cooperative galleries and music venues, women and queer centered music festivals, and food sovereignty and access. She believes in community spaces, in preserving old buildings, and in sharing resources with a Do It Together ethos that puts marginalized voices at the center of conversations about reshaping our world, our towns, and our selves. She lives with her partner in Palermo.