Our Team



Meg Shorette

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Meg Shorette is a co-founder of Launchpad and currently serves as the Executive Director. She also currently serves as the Lead Talent Buyer for Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine; the 580 capacity sister venue of the State Theatre.

Her passion for supporting the DIY Music Scene and “all ages venues” inspired her to create several current and former Launchpad projects including the former DIY performance space Central Gallery; the All Roads Music Festival; and the Bangor Arts Exchange. 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.


Joshua Gass

Co-Founder / Managing Director

A native of Bangor, Maine, Josh is an alumni of the University of Southern California. His previous work on film & television projects like American Idol, lead him to work as the Creative Director on the KahBang Music & Art Festival before co-founding Launchpad, a Maine-based Arts Incubator whose current projects include the All Roads Music Festival and the Bangor Arts Exchange.

Launchpad Departments & Projects

Launchpad Staff

Sadie Webb

Project Coordinator

Suzy Violette

Project Coordinator

BAE Staff

Hannah Goodine

Lead Sound Engineer