Waterville, Maine —Waterville Creates!, one of Maine’s leading arts and cultural organizations and a key driver in making the city a vibrant destination in central Maine, is pleased to announce it has expanded its staff by three, hiring Bethany Savage as development director, Phoebe Sanborn as administrative assistant, and Tamara Casoria as marketing coordinator.

“We are thrilled to be adding these incredibly talented individuals to the Waterville Creates! team,” says Shannon Haines, president + CEO of Waterville Creates!. “These three positions exemplify the kind of shared staffing and resources that we sought to achieve through our recent merger with the Waterville Opera House and the Maine Film Center.” Waterville Creates! now employees over 30 people working to deliver, expand, and promote arts programming in Waterville.

Prior to joining Waterville Creates!, Bethany Savage worked as a major gifts officer and events coordinator for Island Institute, and continues her work as an artist and jeweler for her business, Bethany Savage Fine Art. As former president of her own fundraising consulting business, Bethany assisted the fundraising efforts of numerous organizations including the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the SPCA of Hancock County. Bethany earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. “Bethany’s vast experience in development in combination with her arts background will be invaluable to Waterville Creates! as we work to advance the community capital campaign for the Downtown Arts Center and expand the base of support for arts and cultural programs in our community,” says Haines.

Phoebe Sanborn has been a part of the Waterville community from a very young age and is returning to Maine in her new capacity as administrative assistant. Most recently employed by Metropolitan Valuation Services in New York City, Phoebe is an experienced office manager and HR coordinator. Phoebe holds a Bachelors of the Arts in history from Syracuse University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Tamara Casoria is currently enrolled as a marketing management major at Thomas College and has previously interned for three semesters at Waterville Creates! assisting with marketing initiatives and promotional efforts. Tamara enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with family in the countryside of central Maine.

About Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture cultural institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant center, increasing access to creative opportunities. Learn more at https://www.watervillecreates.org and learn more about our ongoing community capital campaign for the Downtown Arts Center at http://www.downtownartscenter.org.