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. “Accepting this position at KBIA is like coming home,” says Mimi. “Having grown up in the Kennebunks, I’m thrilled to lead this incredible organization into its next chapter and share the magic of the area with my family for years to come.”
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.
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.
Laura Snyder Smith
Communications Coordinator, KBIA
|Laura Snyder Smith
Our Communications Coordinator Laura Snyder Smith works behind the scenes at KBIA, posting photos and updates on our social media and website, 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 now runs her own communications business and has a heart for KBIA.
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 puppy Moxie, chasing both sunrises and sunsets.