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Executive
 
Pam Gormley
pgormley@msln.net
Born and raised in the Bronx and a proud Yankees fan, Pam came to Maine with her family, Mal, Katie and Quinn in 1994. Before making the move to the best place on earth, Pam worked for Reader's Digest for 23 years. "Being Director of Skidompha is the best job ever!," says Pam. "I work with the smartest, most competent, and creative people ever and am thrilled to be part of the national award winning team at Skidompha!"
 
 
Development: 
 
Amy McNaughton
devdir@msln.net
Amy joined the development staff of Skidompha in September of 2010 following five years as the director of The Firehouse Gallery in Damariscotta.  This brought her full circle as she had spent ten years in arts and environmental fundraising prior to her work at the gallery.  Amy is an avid reader of historical fiction and lives in Newcastle with her husband, her son, and a menagerie of adopted animals. 
 
Terry Hapach
skiddev@msln.net
Back in Ohio, many years ago, Terry was often found waiting impatiently for the library doors to open. When she was offered a part-time job there after school, she loved it so much it became a career that lasted over 30 years. Then one crazy vacation day she and her husband took a different route on the way to the Erie Zoo – and ended up in Maine.  To live here on a more permanent basis, she retired. Or so she thought. A volunteer stint turned into employment and she’s now pleased to be helping to continue the development of an awesome library full of wonderful people. Terry is also a frequent contributor to Owl Radio podcasts.
 
 
Adult Services:
 
Lucy Emerson
skid@msln.net
Lucy Emerson is the Thursday evening librarian.  She had been a high school librarian for 16 years in Louisiana and Virginia.  Although she is from the south, she loves Maine’s winters!  "They are beautiful and an exciting adventure!”  Prior to getting her Library Science degree, Lucy worked with Dressage horses in Virginia and with race horses in Kentucky.  Having survived that career, she is delighted to find herself in Maine, Skidompha Library and in her gardens in Alna. 
 
Anne Holmes
skid@msln.net
Anne came home to Maine after a variety of experiences around the country, including farming in Oregon, graduate school in California, and high-school teaching on Long Island. She has a background in history, anthropology and Chinese, and reads mostly non-fiction, along with an occasional vampire book. She chooses the non-fiction and science fiction for Skidompha, and is a book indexer when she is not at the library.
 
Yvonne Lamoreaux
skid@msln.net
If variety is the spice of life then Yvonne's background is as interesting as many of our best novels.  Born in Denver and living in many large cities throughout the U.S., she and her husband retired to rural Jefferson and, with their treasured Westies, have adapted thoroughly.  She had a variety of occupations from cutting hair in Hollywood, to working as an investigator for the Attorney General's Office in Boston.  Since retiring, she took up the hobby of quilting and has won several state awards.  Yvonne started as a volunteer and joined our staff in 2009 Skidompha.  She thanks the library for making many great friendships.
 
Kathy Maclachlan
skid@msln.net 
Kathy’s love affair with libraries goes back to childhood in Syracuse, New York when she would bike to the neighborhood library weekly to check out the maximum ration of books allowed, usually mysteries and biographies.  Coming to Lincoln County in 1988 she was thrilled to discover Skidompha, a library with the same "friendly feel.”  Over the years, and through the metamorphosis of Skidompha, she’s enjoyed volunteering in the youth section and the adult circulation desk (wonderful Thursday evening memories), and later working on staff for a summer with our Youth Services.  Since May 2012, she’s been back as the Genealogist, helping folks with their own research and introducing newcomers to the fun of family history, something she’s enjoyed for 30 years.  When she’s not working at the library, she’s at home in Bremen where she is the pastor of the Bremen Union Church.
 
Denise Rankin
skid@msln.net
Convinced that Damariscotta is the center of the universe, Adult Services Librarian Denise Rankin came to Maine after a career as a writer in Maryland and Massachusetts.  She is passionate about mysteries, literary fiction, and art books, and chooses mysteries, audiobooks, and films for the library.  She is also a painter and a maker of Shaker oval boxes and trays. Denise was educated at Rice University in Houston and Arizona State in Tempe, AZ.  She and her partner Joe are forever working on an old house in Newcastle.
 
Rachel Zoller
skid@msln.net
Rachel has been working in the adult section of the library since October, 2007 after 40 years of teaching elementary school.  Her responsibilities include statistics and the Large Print ordering.  She has created a program called "Traveling Books”  through which books, tapes and videos are delivered through Meals on Wheels.  Her goal is to expand this program to other shut-ins.  Rachel lives in Newcastle with her husband Jay.  They enjoy being docents at the Farnsworth Museum, traveling, visiting their seven grandchildren, gardening and especially reading.  And, she loves chatting with people at the front desk about their reading!  
 
 
Youth Services:
 
Jen Betts
Jenniferkbetts@gmail.com
Jen's dream of working in the childrens' room at Skidompha finally came true in March of 2008, although she had to agree to take on teen programming to get the job!  Since then, she has dedicated herself to teens and has been known to fry up a bug or two, take a bus load of teens to the movies, and create controversy in the community with a spray chalk graffiti program all in the name of teen programming.  She has created a comfortable and welcoming space for the teens at Skidompha. 
 
Mark Ferrero
Ferrero@Tidewater.net
More to come!
 
 
Multimedia Editor:
 
Mal Gormley
MalGormley@gmail.com
A former commercial pilot, an aviation journalist and author since 1988, Mal has provided Skidompha's electronic presence since the new Skidompha opened its doors in 2001. He created the original versions of the library's website, and in coordination with the other departments and the help of Piper Mountain Webs, continues in this capacity, as well as providing much of the material on Skidompha's Facebook pages. Mal is also Owl Radio's Executive Producer. When not occupied with the website and Owl Radio, Mal is an artist, writer, a local school bus driver, and wanna-be gourmet chef.