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Founders / Leadership

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Meg Shorette

Executive Director

Meg Shorette is the founder of Launchpad and currently serves as the Executive Director. Meg also founded HelpArt, Launchpad’s crowdfunding platform for internal Launchpad Programming, Artist Development & Creative Projects that strengthen the community one idea at a time.

In 2014, Maine Magazine named Meg one of 50 people helping to shape the state of Maine; the youngest acknowledged at just 30 years old. She has served on several grant committees for the Maine Arts Commission and was a volunteer director for the former KahBang Music & Arts Festival until leaving to form Launchpad in 2013. Originally from Skowhegan, Meg graduated from The University of Maine in Orono in 2006 and went on to study nonprofit management & grant writing at the University of Southern Maine.

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Joshua Gass

Managing Director

A native of Bangor, Josh is an alumni of the University of Southern California. He worked for several years in the film & television industry in Los Angeles on projects like American Idol, before returning to Maine in 2009.

He served for four years as the Creative Director to the KahBang Music & Art Festival before leaving to form The Beta Agency, an interactive Marketing Agency specializing in live Events. He is a co-founder of Launchpad and the All Roads Music Festival. He currently resides in Bangor and enjoys being bossed around by his dog Belle, and cats Milhouse and Zeppelin.

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Jamie Miller

Board of Directors

Jamie Miller is a graphic designer, child of the 80s and a native Texan raised by artists and musicians. After multiple stints in the ad agency world, Jamie left the corporate grind behind to join South by Southwest (SXSW), the largest conference and festival of its kind in the world, where she is the Senior Designer and Photography Supervisor.

Blessed with the ability to work remotely for most of the year, Jamie and her husband moved to Maine in July of 2013 in search of seasons and a more manageable pace of life. They found both, plus a burgeoning arts scene they support and contribute to. With nearly 15 years of festival experience to draw from, Jamie chairs the Events and Festivals Committee for Launchpad.
When not working, you’ll find Jamie traveling, engrossed in learning a new skill, or reading Scandinavian crime procedurals.”

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Sarah Harrington

Board of Directors

Sarah is a native of Orono, Maine and a graduate of Northeastern University’s Music Industry program. Her experiences in the music industry began with Northeastern’s student-run record label Green Line Records, and continued with several years on the KahBang Music Festival team. Most recently she has had the privilege of working with The Bowery Presents: Boston, and is on the live events staff at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.