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LaunchED Fall 2020


The Project>Login podcast features Mainers working in technology jobs across the state. It is meant to be a career-exploration tool and will follow an informational interview format. Folks from across Maine are featured from CIOs to software developers to business analysts and more!


  1. Expose listeners to various technology jobs at Maine companies by people who do the work.
  2. Raise awareness of education & training pathways into those careers.
  3. Raise aspirations of young Mainers to pursue high-wage, in-demand tech careers.


The first episode was released on Oct. 5. New episodes are released approximately every week. You can listen here or on Simplecast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you find podcasts.


50. Dylan Bulmer - Software Engineer - Foster Center for Student Innovation (UMaine) & TrustedRentr


1. Barry Driscoll - CIO - WEX

clarifying correction note: For the full year, 2019 WEX revenue was $1.72 billion.

2. Josh Karstens - Director, Consultant Delivery - CGI

3. Katy Desjardins - IT Project Manager - Summit Utilities, Inc.

4. Bill Pierce - CIO - The Jackson Laboratory


5. Leah Dorman-

Identity Access Management Engineer -Harvard Medical School

6. Charles Lever - IT & Marketing Manager - Bangor Housing

7. Jessica Luttrell-Operations Excellence Engineer II-IDEXX

8. Carli Carter-Software Engineer-Tyler Technologies 

9. Laura Gurney Ph.D., Assistant Professor Integrated Technology, Husson University 

10. Dani McAvoy LaMarca, Software Engineer,

11. Jeffrey Jordan, Director, Enterprise Data Services, State of Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT)

12. Ken Grady, Chief Information Officer, IDEXX Laboratories

13. Jen Hughes, Employee Success Manager, Systems Engineering 

14. Michael Cato, CIO, Bowdoin College

15. Pamela Perkins, Senior Manager, Administrative Coaching, athenahealth

16. Thomas Gagnon, Manager, Banking Core Technology at Bangor Savings Bank 

17. Liz Riley, the COO, and Alex Swetz, a Managed Services Engineer at Logically

18. Elissa (Lis) Tracey, Manager IT Services, at Tilson

19. Charis Loveland, Business Development Manager at Amazon

20. Jennifer Fortier, Automation Engineer Specialist at PTC - Kepware

21. Emma-Marie Banks, Digital Learning & Computer Science Specialist - MDOE

22. Lillie Lavado, founder - HardScrabble Solutions

23. Joe Sanderson, intern - Project>Login

24. Sarah Irish, Technology Integrationist - Lewiston Middle School

25. Steve Johnson, Sr. Network Administrator- Technology Solutions of Maine

26. Alicia Biggs, Computer Science Coordinator - Lewiston Public Schools

27. Shanna Utgard, Success Manager- Defendify 

28. Nate Jalbert, Cybersecurity Instructor at PATHS

29. Todd Chamberlain, Director, IT Contract Services at Pro Search, Inc. 

RECAST: Jennifer Fortier, Kepware

30. Barbara-Jean Archibald, Emergency Communications Specialist Systems Administrator, ME Dept. of Public Safety 

31. Stacy Doore, Ph.D, Associate Professor in Computer Science, Colby College 

32. Daeghan Elkin, Software Developer at Tyler Technologies 

33. Scott Valcourt, Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science at The Roux Institute


34. Frank Barton, IT Systems & InfoSec Administrator, Husson University

35. David Reed, Regional Supervisor, IT Field Services Department, MaineHealth

36. Kathy Crise, Computer Technology Instructor, Eastern Maine Community College

37. Ben Grooms, Information Security Specialist, University of Maine System

38. Aiden Threadgoode (he/him), Front-End Software Engineer, KeHE Distributors, LLC.

39. Hannah Walden, Curriculum Lead,

RECAST: Michael Cato, Senior Vice President & CIO, Bowdoin College

40. Lindsay Ouellette, Content Marketing Manager, Links Web Design

41. Sara Strasner, Software Engineer 1, Olive AI

42. Caroline Dennis, Disruptive Industry Agent, Career Coolhunter

43. Alan Jamieson, Professor of Computer Science, Roux Institute


44. Kemal Turksonmez, Full Stack Software Developer at High Byte


45. Nick Havas, XR Artist at Standard Magic 

46. Tyler Smith, Front-End Developer at Sephone 

47. Ackeem Evans and Jermaine Hartsfield, Co-Founders of Election Bridge 

48. Jacob Bazinet, Consultant, NYC Banking Sector, CGI

49. Erin Bond, Software Engineer, Mentor Collective