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Blainor McGough, founder and Executive Director of Mayo Street Arts has worked  since 2009 to develop a roster of programs at MSA for artists, community, and youth to reflect and benefit the diverse communities of East Bayside and Greater Portland. Prior to starting Mayo Street Arts, Blainor was affiliated with the Greater Portland Boys and Girls Club, the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, Shoestring Theater, WMPG radio, and worked on the water in Alaska, Florida, and Maine at various fishing related gigs. Blainor and her husband Brian love yard sales, motorcycles, waterfalls, and their two boys, Rigel and Cirrus.




Alex Adams, RAD! Head Counselor


Dylan Rohman, Events Manager

Imported Photos 00004Dylan Rohman first became involved with Mayo Street Arts as a puppeteer in the King Friday’s Dungeon puppet slam and has since become a recurring performer each year. He served as an intern in 2013, and has assisted MSA with art workshops and teaching programs in the community. He continues to perform in puppet productions in southern Maine with a number of companies, and is an active visual artist. Dylan graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2014 with a BA in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies with a concentration in ceramics, and a minor in Art History.
Dylan will stop any conversation to point out any dog or antique automobile he sees.




484107_10151153873167289_866281332_nErika 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.  She has a keen fondness for animation and drawing, and loves sharing the joy of art making with others.  Graduating in 2012 with a BFA in New Media from Maine College of Art, Erika loves working in an ever-creative atmosphere.  She loves connecting with the neighborhood children who come in every week, occasionally leading an art class for them. When not at Mayo Street she can be found teaching adults how to paint, walking her shy dog Balto, and hunched over a puppet or a pencil drawing tediously attempting to animate.