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
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.