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189 Exchange St., Bangor, ME 04401
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Staff

Meg Shorette

Meg is the co-founder and Executive Director of Launchpad. Her passion for supporting the DIY Music Scene and “all ages venues” inspired her to create the DIY performance space Central Gallery; the All Roads Music Festival; and the Bangor Arts Exchange. She previously served as the Lead Talent Buyer for Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME. 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.

Meg Shorette

Executive Director

Joshua Gass

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.

Joshua Gass

Managing Director

Sadie Webb

Sadie Webb started at Launchpad 2 years ago with a heavy interest in the live music scene Bangor Arts Exchange had to offer. Alongside her professional roles in several different arts organizations in Bangor, she is currently working on her own music career under the alias ``streya``.

Sadie Webb

Creative Development Coordinator

Suzy Violette

Suzy's passion for local music and art grew after discovering The Central Gallery, one of Launchpad's first projects. She has been a member of our team since 2019, working as a Project Manager, Food and Beverage manager, and Administrator. Suzy also expresses herself through art, hiking, and bartending.

Suzy Violette

Operations Coordinator

Hannah Goodine

Hannah Goodine is a live sound engineer and a student at Husson University’s New England School of Communications. She specializes in sound system measurement, analysis, and optimization, and is equally at home mixing FOH and monitors. Hannah was the first Smaart end user to obtain the Rational Acoustics Smaart Operator Level 1 certification and has co-written an article for Live Sound International magazine in addition to appearing as a guest on the ProSoundWeb Signal to Noise podcast.

Hannah Goodine

Production Coordinator

Niko Naranja

Niko Naranja grew up in Fort Kent, Maine, and spent two years at NESCOM studying Audio Engineering. He is now currently enrolled at EMCC for Electrical and Automation Technology in hopes to make a difference in the audio technology world. Outside of school and work Niko can be found hiking, DIY projects, or recording music.

Niko Naranja

Sound Production

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