Show 133: Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority Peter Mills

Peter Mills joined Stevoe for an interview on the Friday leading into Memorial Day weekend and it wasn’t all shop talk. Mills discussed his time in the Navy spying on the Soviets and how his ship was one of the first in the world to utilize GPS. He and Stevoe also discussed some international politics and the history of the Maine Turnpike. Continue reading

Show 132: Dean Designate of UMaine Law Danielle Conway

Danielle Conway has wanted to be a lawyer since high school. She was so passionate about the idea, that she inspired her mother to take night classes to study law herself. Conway’s journey took her from her hometown of Philadelphia to Howard University and NYU for her education, as well as George Washington University. While she was a student at Howard she was taught by people who “looked like her” for the first time. This gave her the confidence to be a leader in her community. It was at GWU where she fell in love with the idea of teaching and sharing knowledge. Continue reading

Show 131: President of Unity College Stephen Mulkey

Stephen Mulkey never meant to work in education, let alone become the president “America’s Environmental College.” He comes from the Midwest where his parents never thought about going to college. He now has three degrees, has done scientific research around the world, and is leading over 600 students to be leaders in sustainable ecology, all from a small town in central Maine. Continue reading

Show 130: Co-Founder and CEO of RockStep Solutions, Inc. Chuck Donnelly

Chuck Donnelly is from away (New Jersey, to be exact), but vacationed in Maine growing up. In 2000 he accepted a job at Jackson Laboratory and has been here ever since. He is now the CEO of RockStep Solutions, Inc., where they are creating a ground-breaking Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that they call CLIMB (Cloud Information Management Bundle). Continue reading

Show 129: General Manager of the State Theatre Lauren Wayne and “Best of” The Mallett Brothers Band

We recently welcomed back to the show Portland’s “musical high priestess”, Lauren Wayne. She is the General Manager of the State Theatre and Port City Music Hall in Portland. Wayne is the talent buyer and marketing guru for both venues and has booked some big acts you can expect to see in Portland soon. Continue reading

Show 128: President of Summit Natural Gas of Maine Mike Tanchuk

Mike Tanchuk hasn’t always been in the natural gas business. In fact, for most of his career he has focused on the operations and engineering side of another commodity: aluminum. When Tanchuk realized the opportunity to step in and help Summit Natural Gas get back on track, he took it. Now, his goal is to expand services throughout southern Maine and to get people excited about natural gas. Continue reading

Show 127: ESPN NASCAR Analyst Ricky Craven & “Best Of” Bill Nemitz

Although he’s been a Charlotte, NC resident for 25 years, Former NASCAR Driver and current ESPN NASCAR Analyst Ricky Craven is a Mainer through and through. Craven was born and raised in Newburgh, ME where he fell in love with the smell, sound and action of motorsports. Continue reading

Show 126: General Manager of the Portland Sea Dogs Geoff Iacuessa

Geoff Iacuessa has been a baseball fan his whole life. When he realized in high school that he wasn’t going to make it to the “big leagues”, Iacuessa decided to study Sport Management at UMass Amherst. After earning an internship with the Portland Sea Dogs, he was offered a full time position with the team and has been working his way up the ranks since. Iacuessa is now the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. Continue reading

Show 125: Whales and Nails Creator Dan DenDanto

Dan DenDanto grew up in a landlocked town in New York state, but discovered a passion for conservation at a young age. He decided on the College of the Atlantic for his undergrad where he studied Human Ecology (the school’s only degree program) with a focus on whale research. Since then, DenDanto’s life has been focused on large whales in many different facets. Continue reading

Show 124: Current Survivor Contestant Dan Foley

Although this is his first appearance on CBS’s “Survivor”, Dan Foley has been actively part of the process for about 15 years. After seeing the first season of the show in 2000, Foley was hooked. He started applying and auditioning and didn’t stop until he was casted. After 100+ applications, 15 casting calls, and thousands of miles traveled, Dan Foley is now a cast member of “Survivor: Worlds Apart.” Continue reading