Our Staff

HOWARD "JONESIE" JONES

Executive Director

Howard (aka Jonesie) comes to us with a deep and wide background in Marketing, Banking, State Government and operating his own business distributing Maine natural food products. Part of his experience includes traveling all over Asia. His travels to China, Korea and Southeast Asia developed business opportunities for U.S. companies; and, a cultural awareness of some parts of the world that were not well known at the time.
Jonesie comes to Mid-Coast Recovery having personal knowledge of substance abuse and its effect on loved ones and others close to us. He is very aware of the everyday challenges our community is faced with involving drug and alcohol abuse. But, he also understands the opportunities that come with working on recovery and living a life that gets a little better everyday. “Its about living life to its fullest in a healthy, giving way.”

IAIN KIRKHAM

House Manager - The Friends House Housing for Men recovering from addiction.
IAIN KIRKHAM

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”.

PHINNEAN "SARAH" GAUDETTE

House Manager - 63 Washington housing for women recovering from addiction

Phinnean “Sarah” Gaudette was born in Damariscotta Maine. She is the mother of a college-aged aspiring writer. She herself graduated college with degrees in the field of visual art. She is a lover of dancing, singing, music, movies, cats, and all things nature. She is an addict and an alcoholic. Sarah has four years of personal experience in a recovery-centered life. She has two years’ experience managing a recovery home in Bangor Maine and 20+ years in several service-oriented positions in her professional life. Sarah is honored to have this opportunity to join the MCRC team. She plans to bring her experiences both personal and professional, a solution-based attitude, a creative spirit, an open mind, and her heart.

DAVID CHARLSON

Assistant House Manager - Friends House

As a person in recovery, David believes in and supports the mission of MCRC. Helping people establish recovery focused lives and reconnecting with their families and society. Many years of personal hardship has helped him face many of his own demons through the recovery process. He believes that an integral part of that process is helping others find their own path in recovery. He strongly believes “the only way to keep what we have is to give it away” is the one of the most important principles of recovery. It is one of the most gratifying aspects of his life and the foundation of his recovery journey. You will never find David without his trusty coffee mug.

KIM SCOTT

Assistant House Manager - 63 Washington

Kim Scott has lived her whole life in Knox County.  She is the mother of two sons, and a very stubborn 14 year old dachshund.  Kim has battled with addiction for most of her life.  She graduated from UMA in 2018 with her BS in Health and Human Services and then went on to receive her certified drug and alcohol counselor license in 2020.  She worked with her sponsor over 5 years ago to try and bring Oxford Sober Houses to the midcoast.  Although this was never accomplished, a dream of someday working in a women’s sober house took hold.  Kim is honored to work with the MIdcoast Recovery Coalition and is looking forward to this new adventure.  Kim loves to go to the beach, music, dogs and being creative.