Meet the Mavens

Kristen Andresen Lainsbury (Editor-in-Chief) is a southern Maine girl who went to the University of Maine in Orono and never left. She not only gets the "two Maines" thing, she lives it. Kristen spent 12 years as an award-winning lifestyle feature writer for the Bangor Daily News. She also created ShopGirl, which Down East Magazine lauded as Maine's best column in 2008. She works in PR for her alma mater, and in her spare time, she is assistant editor of Inside Arts magazine and a columnist for maine. magazine. As far as she knows, Kristen has set foot in every town, township, organized and unorganized territory in Maine, and she loves every single one of them, though not equally.

Jason Lainsbury (Webmaster, Business Director) is the Web design equivalent of MacGyver, minus the Members Only jacket. He took an amorphous idea hatched over brunch one day and turned it into He is an outspoken advocate for supporting local businesses and agriculture.

Shawn Rice (Illustrator extraordinaire) is a modern-day Renaissance man. By day, he teaches art at Edward Little High School. By night and weekend, he is a restorer of old houses, ping-pong champion and super-junking master (the roadside, free equivalent of antiquing). He lives in Auburn with his wife, Erin Flynn, and their Dalmatian, Sully.