The Keep It Local Maine Podcast
Episode 38: Riley Armstrong - Maine Mariners Head Coach & Assistant GM

Episode 38: Riley Armstrong - Maine Mariners Head Coach & Assistant GM

May 12, 2021

This episode, we had a great conversation with Riley Armstrong, the Head Coach and Assistant General Managers of the Maine Mariners. We talked about his experiences going from player to coach, how the past year without hockey has been for him, what to expect from the team this coming season, some of his favorite hockey stories, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Riley Armstrong (@rilesarmy) is the first head coach in Mariner’s franchise history, leading them in their first two ECHL seasons and in the summer of 2019, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager. He came to the Mariners from the Wheeling Nailers, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he was an assistant coach from 2016-18. In his 12-year professional playing career, Armstrong spent his first five seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization, making his NHL debut in 2008-09. Armstrong made stops in some of Europe’s top professional leagues, playing in Russia, Finland, Germany and Sweden as well as additional stints in the AHL and ECHL  playing a total of 610 professional games. He resides in Scarborough with his wife Amber, daughter Peyton and son Ezra.

Check out the Maine Mariners 2021-2022 schedule and get your gear at www.marinersofmaine.com. Season tickets, flex plans, and individual tickets are now on sale as well. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 37: Adina Bercowicz - Maine Lyme Disease Advocate - Lyme TV

Episode 37: Adina Bercowicz - Maine Lyme Disease Advocate - Lyme TV

May 5, 2021

Did you know that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month? We had the chance to talk with Adina Bercowicz of LymeTV to learn more about her journey through treatment, how she started her non-profit to raise awareness of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases, what we can all do to prevent tick bites, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

In 2013 Adina was very sick & was later diagnosed with late-stage Neurological Lyme disease & multiple co-infections which resulted in brain tissue damage & secondary diseases from a tick bite. Frustrated with the lack of scientific knowledge in the medical community about tick-borne diseases & proper treatments, she resolved to easily bring the information to the public to reduce the incidence of these diseases, one person & doctor at a time.  Adina has made it her duty to research & inform.  Her dedication to highlighting awareness birthed LymeTV. Adina served on the Department of Defense's FY19 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Tick-Borne Disease Research Program as a scientific panel Consumer Reviewer.

Learn more about LymeTV at www.lymetv.org and also find out how to get involved, donate, or their new Tick Jedi program. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

Also, be sure to check out Adina's recommendations:

- Bay Area Lyme Foundation 

- Global Lyme Alliance

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 36: Cheryl Tucker & Julia Bachelder - Maine Cancer Foundation

Episode 36: Cheryl Tucker & Julia Bachelder - Maine Cancer Foundation

April 28, 2021

Our guests this week are Cheryl Tasker and Julia Bachelder from Maine Cancer Foundation. We talked with them about their upcoming Tri For A Cure fundraising event, how they became involved with an organization helping raise funds and awareness for cancer in Maine, what inspires them, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Cheryl joined the team at Maine Cancer Foundation in 2019.  She has spent much of her career working in cancer-related public health.  As a passionate advocate, she strives to ensure that cancer prevention, screening and care are prioritized in all of our Maine communities.   While she is not a native Mainer, she calls Maine home and can’t imagine living anywhere else!

Julia joined the team at Maine Cancer Foundation in 2016, where she oversees major events and offers participant support to fundraisers. Julia is a native of Yarmouth, Maine and past participant in Tri for a Cure. She loves the opportunity to support women who endeavor to challenge themselves while also fundraising for a meaningful cause.

Learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation by visiting www.mainecancer.org or by calling (207) 773-2533. You can also register for this year's Tri For A Cure virtual event at www.triforacure.org right now. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

 
Episode 35: Danielle Williams - Williams Brothers Paving & Construction

Episode 35: Danielle Williams - Williams Brothers Paving & Construction

April 21, 2021

Our guest this week is Danielle Williams, owner of Williams Brothers Paving & Construction. We talked about how she came to run a paving company, her story of processing and moving through grief, how she gives back, her inspiration, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Danielle Goulet Williams is a lifelong resident of Maine, a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, an interior designer, and something that a lot of people don’t expect - the owner and operator of a paving and construction company. Williams Brothers Paving & Construction was founded by her late husband Richard and was continued by Danielle after his passing as a way of keeping his memory alive. With Danielle at the helm, they serve residential and commercial customers throughout New England. She also gives back by serving as the secretary of the Michael Goulet Foundation for Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy, which donates multi-sport helmets to youth in Maine.

Visit Williams Brothers Paving & Construction at www.williamsbrothersconstructioninc.com or call 207-812-9071. Follow them on Facebook or LinkedIn. For more more information on the Michael Goulet Foundation, visit www.michaelgouletfoundation.org

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 34: Will Drury - Maine Magic Mud

Episode 34: Will Drury - Maine Magic Mud

April 13, 2021

This week, we spoke with Will Drury - the Maine skin care entrepreneur behind Maine Magic Mud. We talked about how he used mud to treat the severe dry skin on his hands during college, turned that into a business, what he's learned along the way, how he made giving back a part of the business from the beginning, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Will grew up on the island of Vinalhaven. After college he returned home to pursue his dream of small business ownership. He founded Maine Magic Mud after his experience with the effectiveness of an old local remedy. Running a business twelve miles off the coast comes with a unique set of challenges but Will has continued to face them with the adaptability born of island life.

You can order any of Maine Magic Mud's products at www.mainemagicmud.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 33: Dan & Joe McCluskey - Iron Clad East

Episode 33: Dan & Joe McCluskey - Iron Clad East

April 7, 2021

This episode is guaranteed to leave you hungry! We talked with Dan and Joe McCluskey of Iron Clad Eats - a new food truck in Maine serving up food that combines comfort foods with other incredible flavors to produce unique tacos that will leave you wanting more! We talked about how they decided to start their own food truck, how they got started cooking, what inspires them, and much more.

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Dan and Joe McCluskey are both Mainers born and raised. Dan studied at UMaine before moving throughout the northeast where he settled into New York’s tourism and service industries for the past decade. Now back in Maine with his wife Stephanie, he partners with Joe, who has worked in kitchens since he was 16, to bring you something fun, delicious and unlike any other food out there.

You can learn more about Iron Clad Eats at www.ironcladeats.com and also support their Kickstarter campaign, which runs through April 22. Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 32: Jackie Lindstedt - JAX & BARD

Episode 32: Jackie Lindstedt - JAX & BARD

March 31, 2021

This episode, we spoke with Jackie Lindstedt - a Maine footwear designer, entrepreneur, and founder of JAX & BARD footwear. We talked about her twenty plus years in fashion, the origins of her own footwear line, how she handles adversity, what inspires her, and much more!

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Jackie "Jax" Lindstedt, a seasoned footwear professional and entrepreneur, launched her own label, JAX & BARD in 2014.  Created to solve her own footwear needs, JAX & BARD provides footwear solutions that offer a custom fit, comfort, and effortless style.  Her designs combine historical techniques with modern influences, and responsibly curated materials which set her styles apart in the current comfort category. JAX & BARD footwear is designed for women who desire options that help them look and feel their best all day long.

You can purchase the signature Libby Hill line from JAX & BARD online at www.jaxandbard.shoes as well as more information on how they make their exceedingly comfortable shoes. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 31:Rebecca Wood & Kris Hobbs - The Workshop At Ace

Episode 31:Rebecca Wood & Kris Hobbs - The Workshop At Ace

March 24, 2021

This episode, we talked with Rebecca Wood and Kris Hobbs, co-founders of The Workshop At Ace - a DIY studio in Scarborough, Maine. We chatted with them about how they started their business, what they offer, how they define success, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

The Workshop, is a DIY creative studio hosted by Oak Hill and Dunstan Ace Hardware, where imagination and craftsmanship come together. From novice to expert, you’ll learn something new while you create one-of-a-kind, handmade projects at their make-and-take classes or get informed at their Hardware + Home Care 101 series on basic how-to topics. Co-founders Rebecca and Kris bring years experience to this fun and welcoming space. Don't think you have the know-how to tackle something new? They will prove you wrong!

You can visit The Workshop online at www.TheWorkshopAtAce.com for more information and to sign up for classes and view their calendar. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

Episode 30: Tiffany Alvarado McKenna - Great East Butcher Company

Episode 30: Tiffany Alvarado McKenna - Great East Butcher Company

March 17, 2021

This week, we had a chance to talk with the owner of The Great East Butcher Company, Tiffany Alvarado McKenna. We talked about how her time living in New York City sparked her interest in owning her own shop, how she supports other locally owned Maine businesses, how she's giving back to her community, inspiration, and more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Tiffany has always dreamed of having a shop that sold locally made food, and local meat. She is excited to be the new owner of The Great East Butcher Company. A graduate of Colgate University, she spent the first 13 years of her professional career in New York City working in publicity for publishing, her last job being Director of Publicity for Thames & Hudson Publishing House. She is passionate about giving back to her community and serves on the board of Woodfords Family Services and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, and is a proud member of the Portland Business Builders BNI group. She is a volunteer Striders running coach in Falmouth and volunteers teaching financial literacy with Junior Achievement. Her best accomplishment in life is being a mom to Tucker and Missy. She lives in Falmouth with her husband Rob, kids, and two beautiful Maine Coon cats named Dexter and Deb. She credits her success in this new field to the amazing support of her husband.

You can visit The Great East Butcher Company online at www.greateastbutcher.com for pick-up and delivery ordering, as well as visiting them at 450 Payne Road in Scarborough. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

 
 
Episode 29: Kevin Hancock - Maine CEO, Author, & Speaker

Episode 29: Kevin Hancock - Maine CEO, Author, & Speaker

March 11, 2021

This episode, we had a chance to talk with Kevin Hancock - CEO of Hancock Lumber, author, and speaker. He shared about finding his purpose through a painful experience, leadership, how we can all change the world, inspiration, and much more!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Kevin Hancock is an award-winning author, speaker, and CEO of Hancock Lumber Company - a family owned Maine business in operation since 1848 that is a six-time recipient of the “Best Places to Work in Maine” award, the Governor’s Award for business excellence, the MITC “Exporter of the Year” Award, and the Pro-Sales national dealer of the year. Kevin’s first book, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse won three national book awards. His second book, The Seventh Power - One CEO’s Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership was released in February 2020. He is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals - within a company or a community - through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.

You can find both of Kevin's books both digitally and physical copies on Amazon and also follow him on Facebook.

 

ABOUT KEEP IT LOCAL MAINE:

We are a way for local businesses to promote themselves to thousands of people in and around their communities - letting them know what great services and products they offer right here in Maine! We currently publish four issues in areas around Southern Maine in addition to our podcast. To learn more about us, visit keepitlocalmaine.com or follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR:

This episode is sponsored by Fabian Oil, a family owned and operated business that offers heating oil and propane delivery, service and repairs. Fabian has been serving Central and Northern Maine with propane and oil for over 30 years. As a local Maine business, they cherish the relationships they have formed by serving the people of their communities. In 2019, Fabian entered the Southern Maine region with a heating oil acquisition and they have recently brought propane to the market. They are aggressive and would love to be your supplier. Give them a call 207-793-2044, visit fabianoil.com, or follow them on Facebook.

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