MEET OUR STAFF
I am honored that I am the organization’s first Executive Director. Before moving to Maine, I spent 30 years as the Executive Director of a domestic violence organization in Rhode Island. I helped to create a vision for the organization while providing strategic leadership. That experience prepared me to serve those in recovery. I am fortunate to have joined a team of professionals who are dedicated and committed to end this epidemic. We continue as a team to work to rebuild and strengthen our infrastructure to ensure we are successful in our mission to support individuals recovering from addiction.
Before working at The Friend’s House Iain had many different adventures. He has worked in many different fields including four years in the Army and lived in several different regions of the country as well as two years spent in Europe. His battle with addiction has been lifelong; however it greatly intensified with the passing of his father in 2015. Recovery has been the biggest adventure yet. Iain says that his work at The Friends House has been the most rewarding of his life. He says the most important part of working with people seeking recovery is to “just love them”.
Whatever breakdown led to my surrender in March 2017 was the greatest gift of my life. The moment I sought help with my addiction, listened to the people who had walked the recovery path before me, and began to uncover the ties that had bound me to addiction changed my life. Knowing that life can be anything I dream of, experiencing the joys of helping others find their recovery paths…. my life is sweeter than I ever could have imagined.
Assistant House Manager
Born and raised in Mid-Coast Maine, Matthew has always had a strong desire to work and help people in recovery. After his own personal struggles with addiction and a four year prison sentence, Matthew attended SMCC in South Portland majoring in Behavioral Health and Human Services. He now spends his time working with and helping people in their own journeys of recovery. Matthew lives in Rockland with his wife Jen and 8 year old son Jax. In his free time he can be found hiking the coasts various trails and playing sports with his son.
Jocelynn is a mom to 5 beautiful children, ages 17, 15, 12, 10 and 8. Born and raised in Union, Maine, Jocelynn finds peace in the hills and farmland of her hometown. She came to know and love the ministry of MCRC through her own journey of addiction. She hopes to be an inspiration to others battling addiction, and help expand the local recovery community.