Staff

Blainor McGough, Co-Founder and Executive Director 

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Blainor McGough is founder and executive director of Mayo Street Arts. Blainor is a puppeteer, musician, and artist who has built MSA programs over the years with a focus on music, puppetry, and interaction with the diverse neighborhood and communities of East Bayside. Mayo Street Arts is now in its 10th year of programming and fills a niche in the cultural and artistic scene of Portland, Maine. Blainor and her husband Brian live with their two boys, one dog, and other wildlife in Gorham.


Vanessa Marcoux, Program Manager

Vanessa’s love for music, art, and community brought her to Mayo Street Arts in June 2019, where she is responsible for all visual and performing arts programs, youth programs, and events. Prior to joining MSA, she worked in museums and arts organizations in Boston, New Mexico, and Martha’s Vineyard. In addition working at MSA, Vanessa can be found knitting, reading, drinking coffee, and exploring the beautiful coast of Maine.


Bonnie Norlander, Development Coordinator

Bonnie is an administrator with experience in various types of nonprofit management and arts advocacy. Her academic experiences include degrees in Design and Nonprofit Arts Management. She has also held curatorial residencies in New York and Beijing. Bonnie and her husband Crow live with their son and two greyhounds in Deering Center where she enjoys gardening and hospitality.