Blainor McGough, Executive Director
Blainor McGough is an artist, puppeteer, and founder of Mayo Street Arts.
Prior to work at MSA, Blainor worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Portland, Southern Maine Community College Library, WMPG radio, the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, and the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation district. Blainor has also worked in the fishing and boating industries in Maine, Alaska, and Florida. Blainor’s focus over the past seven years has been growing Mayo Street Arts and creating programs for community and youth that reflect her love of the arts, particularly international music and puppet theater, while addressing the needs and creating opportunities for the multicultural youth and families of East Bayside. Blainor lives in Gorham Maine with her husband Brian, two sons ages four and eight, their dog Marscilla, and three chickens.
Erika Clark-Jensen, Program Associate
Erika Clark-Jensen’s love of puppets originally led her to Mayo Street Arts, where she first started as an intern in 2013. Graduating in 2012 with a BFA in New Media from Maine College of Art, Erika enjoys working in the ever-creative atmosphere that MSA offers. Sharing the joy of art making with others, whether it’s adults in the community or children from the neighborhood is especially important to her. When not at Mayo Street she can be found animating stop-motion creature features with her handmade puppets, renovating her 1976 Airstream “Astrid”, and going on adventures with her partner Sean and dog Balto.
Dylan Rohman, Event & Summer Program Staff