Carissa grew up on MDI and is happy to have settled back home after some time living away. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Burlington, VT, she decided to stay in the Green Mountain State to study for a master's degree in Intercultural, Service, Leadership, and Management. Carissa returned to Maine to work as a grassroots organizer and then traveled overseas in order to gain more experience working internationally. She worked as a divemaster in Malaysia, sold solar panels Perth, and painted murals in Mexico. As exciting as those adventures were, she is enjoying staying put. She loves to spend time with her cats, practice graphic design, and watch her garden grow.
Megan has called Mount Desert Island "home" from early days as a Conners Emerson Tiger through high school as a Trojan. Upon graduating MDIHS in 2018, Megan spent time in Arizona and Washington, D.C. to complete her Bachelor's degree. After graduating from American University in 2022, Megan moved back to MDI to pursue non-profit work and found that Island Connections and its mission called to her.
Having over three years of experience as a legal assistant for a Washington, D.C. law firm fighting for Plaintiffs who had suffered medical malpractice, Megan brings with her both a professional energy and a passion to serve the community. Additionally, as an alumna of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, she brings with her an allegiance for, "Love of Humanity and Justice For All".
Megan's favorite pastimes include playing volleyball competitively, painting large scale works, learning about the world, and acquiring new skill sets.
Sharon moved to Bar Harbor in February of 2006 and lives in Hulls Cove
with her husband Joel. She most recently served the Town of Bar Harbor as Town Clerk. Prior to that she worked for Birch Bay Village overseeing activities, events, fundraisers, volunteers and the adult day program. Sharon was also the Events Coordinator for the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. She is a Notary Public and a Dedimus Justice for the State of Maine. Her favorite leisure activities are traveling, cooking and painting.