Who We Are

Board of Directors

 

Stephen Bither
Stephen Bither is Portland native, graduated from Deering H.S., received his BA in American Civilization from Brown University and JD from University of Maine School of Law. He is the founder and member of the Wicked Good Band, co -authored three editions of Maine Curiosities with Tim Sample and enjoys walks in Evergreen Cemetery any time of the year.

Lin Brown 

Mary Anne Wallace
Mary Anne Wallace, a Portland native whose family lived in Rosemont, has numerous childhood memories of Evergreen and remembrances from 20 plus years of walking on its roads. She received a MLS from U. Maine and was a librarian in both public and college libraries. She also has a M.A. in New England Studies from University of Southern Maine. In addition to serving on the board, she is a one of the cemetery docents and is a docent at Victoria Mansion. She is also archivist/historian for First Congregational Church UCC in South Portland. 

David Little
David Little’s passion for plein-air painting came from two summer’s attendance at the Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture. He has traveled all over the state of Maine to set up his easel, and his work is represented in many private collections around the country. His adventures in the art world include three years working at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, teaching art, jurying art shows, gallery work, and curatorial experience. He has curated three exhibitions in Maine on the subject of the arts of Mt. Katahdin. He has received fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and at the Carina House residency on Monhegan Island. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa. In 2013 he published his first book Art of Katahdin (Down East Books) which won an award from the Boston Globe and was a finalist for the John N. Cole Literary Award in Maine. He is currently working on a new art book project Art of Acadia (Down East 2016) for the centennial celebration of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service. David currently lives in Portland with his wife Mikki and maintains a studio there.

Michael Mertaugh
Michael Mertaugh and his wife, Clemence, relocated to Portland after twenty-five years in the Washington DC area while Michael worked as a lead economist at the World Bank.  Prior to that, Michael and Clemence lived in Ann Arbor, Colorado Springs, Seattle, Connecticut, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, and France.  The tranquil beauty of Evergreen Cemetery was one of the features that led them to relocate to Portland.  Historic cemeteries have always had a special attraction for Michael.  Their children learned to ride bicycles at the cemetery near their home in New Canaan, Connecticut, and they have lovingly visited other historic cemeteries — including Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Newton Cemetery, the Old Burying Ground (Boston), Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Concord, Massachusetts), Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo, New York), Oak Hill Cemetery (Georgetown, D.C.), Buxton Cemetery (Bedford, New York), Lake View Cemetery (Seattle), and Père Lachaise Cemetery (Paris) — in the course of their travels. Michael has a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.  He has served as a Board member of Friends of Evergreen and as a member of the Portland Parks Commission since 2014.  He was formerly a Board member and Secretary of Greater Portland Landmarks.

History Docents

  • Lin Brown
  • Jan Chapman
  • Sue Devine
  • Mary Foley
  • Carol Jenkins
  • David Little
  • Janet Morelli
  • Bob Riley
  • Steve Sesto
  • Mary Anne Wallace
  • Pete Weigel

Staff

Jessica Siraco, Executive Director