Staff and Board
Peter Korn, the Center's Director, has been a furniture maker since 1974. He is the author of Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship (Taunton Press, 2003) and The Woodworker's Guide to Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1998). Prior to founding the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 1992 Peter spent six years as Program Director at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center and four years as Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University. His award winning furniture has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.
Gallery and Marketing Manager
Victoria Allport has been our Gallery and Marketing Manager since July 2011, when she returned to Maine after twenty years on the west coast. Her extensive background in marketing and fine art management includes working as Assistant Director at the Olga Dollar Gallery in San Francisco, CA and at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR. Most recently, she was President of Allport Editions for fifteen years.
Liz Chase joined the Center as Development Coordinator in September, 2012. Previously she had worked at a trade association serving Maine hospitals and served as Executive Director of a nationally recognized, nonprofit mentoring program for at-risk youth. Liz grew up on a farm in nearby Union, Maine, the town where she still resides with her husband Jim. She is an avid harness racing fan and enjoys bird watching and photography.
Student Services Manager
Dorrie Higbee joined the Center in May 2009. She and her family moved to Maine from Colorado in 2004 to build their home by the sea. Dorrie brings a flare for logistics coordinating and several years of business and personnel management experience to the organization. She holds a B.A. from St. Bonaventure University in New York and enjoys boating, horseback riding, long walks, short fiction, and quality time with family and friends.
Assistant Facilities Manager
Mark Juliana joined the Center as the Assistant Facilities Manager in August 2011. His background includes 20 years in the Silicon Valley. Mark attended the Center's 2007-08 Nine-month Comprehensive and was self-employed in Ashland, Oregon where he built custom furniture and built-ins in his own shop. When not at the Center, you'll likely find Mark fly fishing or kayaking (or more likely doing both).
Mason McBrien became the Center's Facilities Manager in August 2011 after being the Assistant Facility Manager for two years. After years of self-employment building custom furniture, museum installations, and historic garden architecture in New Hampshire, Mason enrolled in the Center's 2007-08 Nine-month Comprehensive and subsequently was awarded a Studio Fellowship. His work has been featureded in Fine Woodworking and Lark Books' 500 Tables.
Operations and Finance Manager
Kat Richman joined the Center as Operations and Finance Manager in June 2010. Previously she was the Operations and Finance Manager at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and most recently served as the Director of Finance and Operations at Waterfall Arts. She received a B.A. in Art History from Bowdoin College. Kat has a background in real estate management and is a Notary Public. She lives in Appleton in a straw bale house that she and her husband designed and built.
Board of Directors
Mark Horowitz, Weston, MA
Dick Whittington, Dallas, TX
Don Seeley, Tucson, AZ
Craig Satterlee, Marietta, GA
Bruce Bergen, Hope, ME
Karen Cadbury, Rockport, ME
Rick Croteau, North Kingston, RI
Richard C. Kellogg, Jr., Houston, TX
Tom Lie-Nielsen, Waldoboro, ME
Jeremy Morton, M.D., Portland, ME
Joan Welsh Rockport, ME
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