KIM FLEMING | Executive Director
Born and raised in Connecticut, Kim has also lived in Boston, NYC, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Maine. Kim has over 16 years’ 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 12-year-old son.
- Currently reading: ARTnews: Reshaping the American museum
- Currently fascinated by: Marilyn Minter, American artist and photographer
- Currently listening to: Frederic Chopin
ALAN CRICHTON | Founder and Co-Chair of Waterfall Rising Capital Campaign
Alan Crichton is an artist, musician, and writer living in Liberty Maine since 1971. Educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Skowhegan School, Alan has taught at numerous New England museums and colleges. Alan’s sculptures, drawings, and paintings are in collections in Maine, New England, and New York. His award-winning column of art appreciation and opinion, Hi-Lo Art (back after a twenty-year hiatus!) appears in the Free Press every other week. In 2000, he and a group of friends founded Waterfall Arts.
- Just read – Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
- Current fascination – The Hungry March Band
- Listening to Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy
BRIDGET MATROS | Youth & Family Outreach Manager
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.
- Bridget goes to thisiscolossal.com for inspiration, and is currently devouring her coffee table book on fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
MICHELE CHRISTLE | Marketing Manager
Originally from New Hampshire, Michele has lived in Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, Tanzania, and Cameroon (where she served in the Peace Corps). She studied Sociology/Anthropology as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College and Creative Writing in the MFA program at UMass Amherst. Michele has worked in nonprofit communications, development, and marketing in Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington DC for over ten years. Currently, she lives at a dead end on a river, in Frankfort, ME, and likes to write, read, and go for walks with her partner and two kids.
- Currently reading: Orlando by Virginia Woolf & The Crying Book by Heather Christle
- Currently listening to: Free Money by Patti Smith Currently reading: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
CATE BRADBURY | Administrative Assistant
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.
- Currently reading: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- Currently Fascinated by: Kintsugi, the Japanese method of repairing pottery with gold
- Currently listening to: Podcasts of the Splendid Table
TIM CONTE | Facilities Manager
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.
- Currently reading: “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante & “My First Summer in the Sierra” by John Muir
- Currently listening to: Rare Birds by Jonathan Wilson
HEATHER MARLOW | AR Girls Coordinator and Teacher
Heather Marlow initially came to Waterfall Arts in 2016, as a volunteer. She graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta in December 2017 with an Arts degree and minors in History, Psychology, and Education. Her first love is photography, but she can also be found in the print studio or working on multimedia projects. Heather is currently developing her home here in Belfast to stay close to her parents and works in the RSU 71 school district. Heather supports Youth & Family Outreach programs and runs the AR Girls program. When she isn’t working, she can be found playing with paints, photographing her gardens, or reading anything fun.
- Currently reading: Roald Dahl
JEFF DENSMORE | Custodian
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.
- Currently listening to: Anderson Paak, an intelligent blend of R&B, hip hop, and rap.
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