about live + work in maine

in Maine, you can have it all

Our mission is to show the world that in Maine, you can have it all when it comes to quality of life AND quality of career.

We partner with employers, communities, nonprofits and individuals to develop and execute programming, events, marketing campaigns, and/or other initiatives to support the Maine employment brand, raise awareness of Maine as a career destination, and ultimately attract and retain the talented individuals Maine employers need to continue thriving into the future.

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meet our team


meet our team


Executive Director

Nate Wildes

Director of Engagement

Katie Shorey

Marketing Manager

Ashley Asselin

2023 employer partners

Live + Work in Maine is supported by some of Maine’s best employers.

These organizations understand and appreciate that Maine’s unparalleled quality of life is a competitive advantage in attracting talent to our state – and walk the walk in their support of Live + Work in Maine. If you’re someone interested in coming to Maine – or interested in staying here – we encourage you to start your search at one of these world-class organizations.

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Community, non-profit, and government partners

Ed McKersie, Founder of Live + Work in Maine and Chairman of the Advisory Board.

Michelle Anderson, President of Junior Achievement of Maine.

Ed Cervone, Director of Business Development College of Professional Studies, University of New England.

Bill Allen, President, Allen Advisors LLC and Retired CHRO from PepsiCo, Atlas Air, A.P.Moller Maersk, Macy's.

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