WindowDressers Welcomes New Board Members

WindowDressers is pleased to welcome our newest board members Ashley Daigle, Julie Lehenbauer, Mary Ellen Eagan, Richard Hall, and Samuel Gilbert.

 

Ashley Daigle

Ashley Daigle is a financial advisor with Casco Bay Wealth Advisors, where she focuses on sustainable and impact investing. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Maine Honors College in 2004 and now lives in southern Maine with her son. Ashley is no stranger to the non-profit sector, having either worked or volunteered with at least ten different organizations in the last 20 years. Her passion for sustainability began (unbeknownst her) with her grandmother, who never let anything go to waste; certainly not energy or money! Being forced to flee Hurricane Katrina in 2005 solidified Ashley’s commitment to addressing social justice and climate change issues by leveraging community resources to educate, take action, and fight misinformation. She is delighted and honored to join the Window Dressers board and help drive growth for this impressive organization.

Julie Lehenbauer

Julie went to school for sculpture and creative writing, and currently consults as a Salesforce Business Analyst / technical writer for a small team at Google.  Outside of work, she pours her hands-on energy into renovating her 1950s coastal Maine home, or explores the outdoors with her husky, Azu.  Julie recently moved to the northeast after spending the last ten years in Montana, and before that, Alaska.  She has always gravitated towards cold climates and is very familiar with the annual struggle of keeping houses warm.  “I’ve lived in very cold places where heating costs are a year-round point of conversation and stress, and Maine is no exception.  While looking for ways to get involved in my new community I came across WindowDressers.  I was honestly taken aback by how simple yet ingenious this model is.  I love that it blends equal access with accountability, which in turn leads to strengthening the social fabric of northeastern towns via the community builds.  I am really excited to have the opportunity to join WindowDressers in bringing inserts to more homes!”

Mary Ellen Eagan

Mary Ellen Eagan is chair of the Rockland Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee. She co-led the renewal of the Rockland-Camden WindowDressers Community Build in 2023 and continues to support the ongoing work of that group. Professionally, she is an environmental consultant and former CEO of a national transportation consulting firm based in Massachusetts. She lives in Rockland with her husband, where her two grown daughters are happy to visit.

Richard Hall

Dick is a semi-retired licensed professional engineer, most recently working on electric utility and wind power projects, both on shore and offshore.  Dick has managed numerous projects including transmission, substation, wind farms, environmental, health & safety, manufacturing upgrades and semiconductor. He has been involved with Rotary International for over 40 years, serving as president of the Portland Rotary twice, and District Governor for Southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire in 2021-2022.  He is a training and visioning facilitator assisting clubs and emerging leaders.  He continues to maintain leadership positions at the club and regional level. Dick splits his time between his home in Portland and camp on the shores of Rangeley Lake.  He and his wife enjoy tennis, skiing, hiking, kayaking, walking, and volunteering both in Portland and Rangeley.  Both of his children are successful in their own careers, and Dick is extremely happy to have two grandchildren, unfortunately living too far away in Minneapolis.

Samuel Gilbert

Sam Gilbert is from Sipayik Maine and a tribal member of the Passamaquoddy tribe. He has an associated degree in Network security/computer forensics from Central Maine community college. A bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and is currently working on his master’s in cyber security. He’s a member of the Sipayik resilience Committee as the Head of Weatherization. He helps connect resources to community members. He also managed the joint Window insert build for Eastport & Pleasant Point Maine in 2023.