Born and raised in Connecticut, Kim has also lived in Boston, NYC, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Maine. Kim has over 16 years of experience in marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations, including the arts and grassroots advocacy organizations. She has elevated concerns on behalf of women and children all the way to Washington DC, and is excited to be working back in the midcoast area. Kim is an avid collector of fine art and antiquarian books and lives in Belfast with her husband and 13-year-old son.
Laura is passionate about experiential learning from a holistic and student-centered approach, and enjoys innovating at the intersection of education, place, art and the environment. She has worked as a researcher and advocate, community organizer, classroom teacher, curriculum developer, and in various other roles where she helps bring folks together to imagine and activate their potential to positively influence their place. Laura studied Geography and Spanish at Dartmouth College and earned a Master of Science in Ecological Teaching & Learning from Lesley University. She moved to Maine in 2019 after a year of travel and a decade of living in cities (New Haven, Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York), and is as enamored with the midcoast Maine landscape as she is with the rich cultural and artistic heritage of this region.
Bridget Matros came to Maine in 2013 after 12 years in Boston where she designed and ran the Art Studio exhibit at Boston Children’s Museum, among other art programs around the city. At the time she was also a performing musician and event producer. Prior to that, Matros studied Sociology and Psychology at Oberlin College while completing a fellowship in nonprofit leadership. Bridget taught music and art at Cornerspring Montessori in Belfast for five years while growing a fleet of programs at Waterfall Arts. She also travels New England as a teaching artist. As the Youth & Family Outreach Manager, Bridget makes sure everyone has access to art. She teaches workshops, afterschool programs, and camps, trains parents and teachers, and creates fun All Ages Arts Happenings.
Originally from Rockport, Cate graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and spent most of her adult life living in Seattle and Washington, DC, before recently relocating to Camden. She brings experience in nonprofits, volunteer management, and copyediting to her role at Waterfall Arts. Cate spends much of her spare time thinking about art projects to attempt, new recipes to try, and the knitting projects she really should finish one day.
Chris Battaglia is a multidisciplinary artist out of necessity. He comes to Waterfall Arts after nearly a decade freelancing, producing work across film, photo, video, audio, writing, and other creative collaboration. In 2011, he responded to an ad (found on Twitter) to apply for a role as “badass digital storyteller” for a nonprofit, which led him to live and work in Laos, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and subsequently New York. In 2017, he was the documentary filmmaker for an 1,150-mile canoe-paddling expedition down the Lower Mississippi River. Life would never be the same after that trip. He founded the Village Canoe, an artist residency and exhibition program at the intersection of arts and the outdoors, which is exactly why he aligns so closely with the mission of Waterfall Arts.
Tim isn’t originally from Philadelphia, though he has lived there longer than any other place. He was born in the suburbs of Chicago, worked toward a BFA from Indiana University, and then went on to earn his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Tim has been a frequent visitor to Maine for the past 20 years and recently relocated to the mid-coast from the Sonoran Desert where he was serving as Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. He has also taught Drawing and Painting at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia, and co-founded a small, informal Artist’s residency in Umbria, Italy. When he’s not at Waterfall Arts, Tim divides most of his time between family and maintaining a studio practice as an artist.
Jeff Densmore hails from Richmond, Maine and has lived in Waldo County for the past forty years. Music has always been his calling. In 1979, Jeff studied music at UMaine Augusta and from then on has played drums in many different settings–from country to jazz and theater to gospel. In 1989-1990, Jeff studied drum set and congas at Drummer Collective in NYC and in 1992 took a trip to Guinea for an intensive drum and dance workshop. Currently, Jeff plays hand drums with an acoustic trio called Cafe Dayz. Jeff has three excellent children that he encourages to sing, dance, and play music.