Director of Operations
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”.
Iain has recently been promoted to Director of Operations by the Board. His dedication to MCRC is unmeasurable. He is looking forward to getting out meeting more people letting them know our mission. His passion will continue to make our organization grow and be able to help more of those that need it.
PHINNEAN "SARAH" GAUDETTE
Alyssa's House Manager
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.
Friends House Manager
I’m a lover of family, music, sports, and travel. I moved to Maine from Connecticut in 2004. Since then, I have had many experiences with men and woman in the recovery field. Both dealing with addiction myself and working in the recovery field. It has afforded me a firsthand working knowledge that empathy is so important to meet people where they are in life. I think working at the homeless shelter in Bangor along with the youth group helped change my thinking and made this journey in life realm for me. I’ve seen teenagers transform their lives from depression and addiction to graduate high school. Some have gone on to college, while others have become active in their communities. Men and women get housing and their families back along with careers. This makes the struggle so worthwhile. Seeing potential in the lives that they can’t see in themselves or even we ourselves can’t see, can make all the difference in the world. Addiction is a mind, body, and spirit transformation. Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of this team.
Grant Writer / Consultant
As our previous Executive Director, Linda has assumed the role of grant writer and consultant to the organization. After moving out of state, Linda has stayed in contact with MCRC and it is because of her talent and dedication, she was offered this position for the coalition.
Linda is very knowledgeable in grant writing and financial needs of our organization. We are very happy to have her back with us.