Executive Director, KBIA
After graduating with her B.F.A. in Theater and M.A. in Performing Arts Administration, Mimi has led an accomplished career as a development professional in arts and educational nonprofit institutions, specializing in strategic plan writing alongside private and corporate foundation grant writing. She is also a former teacher, having taught at Kennebunk High School as well as other areas in Maine.
Mimi has strong ties to the area, as well as to KBIA. She held the Program Administrator position for several years at KBIA, and played a key role in the advancement of many of the systems the office uses today.
Mimi resides in the Philadelphia area during the off season, with her husband and two young daughters, while summers are focused on her passion for KBIA and spending time with family. Her hobbies also extend to yoga, board games, karaoke, foreign language study, nature hikes, knitting, baking, and Eric Carle books.
Assistant Director & Counselor in Training Program Instructor, KBIA
Tim lives in Kennebunk with his wife Jill and their children, Everett, and Ella (you’ll recognize them from KBIA too!). He teaches 6th grade social studies at Massabesic Middle School and is a very active Mason and Shriner. His interests include travel, trains, and all things history.
When not at KBIA, he spends most of his summer weekends driving a Shriner go-kart in parades.
Program Administrator, KBIA
As Program Administrator, Lorriane supervises the front desk, registers participants and memberships, and communicates with families, faculty and staff in regards to these areas, as well as related inquiries and mailings during the off-season.
A teacher for over 30 years specializing in technology, film studies, and video production, Lorraine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an English Minor from Seton Hall University in New Jersey, going on receive a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University, and currently teaches at Scarborough High School.
Lorraine has also volunteered in the Jersey Shore Chapter of Surfrider, and was former Chair for the Jersey Shore Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. A Keeper of the Coast Award recipient in 2003, she also won a Telly Award for producing and directing a documentary film on surfing filmed in parts of New Jersey, New England, California, and Hawaii in 2006.
A longtime KBIA family, Lorraine’s husband and two (now grown) children Maddy and Logan have all spent summers working at KBIA. Lorraine herself has worked at KBIA for over 10 years teaching surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Lorraine, her husband Ron, and their three dogs reside in Kennebunkport, and love fishing and surfing along the Maine coast.
Waterfront Director, KBIA
With his wife Leigh and family, Jamie LaMent has spent summers here in Kennebunk for more than 20 years. Their children, Griffin, Zoe and Wyatt, have all gone through our program and have worked in the pool and waterfront. During the school year, Jamie serves as the Outdoor Program Director at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia.
Jamie has been sailing most of his life, with years of blue-water sailing experience, and is also an avid fly-fishermen in his spare time. “My own passion for sailing started at a summer camp, on a sunfish on a lake,” he said, “so I really enjoy making sailing fun for kids this summer!”
Communications Coordinator, KBIA
Our Communications Coordinator Laura Snyder Smith works behind the scenes at KBIA, posting photos and updates on our social media and website, writing the summer weekly emails, capturing all the activities and the spirit of summer at the beach.
Following six years at the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce as marketing manager, Laura returns to KBIA and picks up where she left off as events and communication coordinator 2011-2015. She brings 20 years of experience in print journalism as a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer. She runs her own communications business serving the Kennebunks, and KBIA remains her happy place because of the memories it holds.
Laura, her husband Lindsay, and (KBIA alum) children Sophie and Charlie live in Kennebunk, where you can find her about town either taking pictures or walking their pup Moxie.