Supporting the Maine Parade of Homes supports the next generation of builders.
The Building Construction Technology program at Central Maine Community College is providing the tools for the next generation to build their future with a career in the skilled trades. The National Association of Home Builders reports that Maine saw a 25% jump in workforce demand in recent years. We’d like to help our state meet this demand by supporting the CMCC Building Technology program by donating all of the ticket sale proceeds from this year’s Maine Parade of Homes.
A native of Cousins Island, in Yarmouth, Sarah began her career at In Style magazine in New York, where she worked on the launch of In Style Home. She was later an editor at
Martha Stewart Living before moving home to Maine to freelance write for publications such as Real Simple, This Old House, and Southern Living. She joined Down East in 2016, where she oversaw the relaunch of MaineHomes.com and serves as home editor. In 2018, she launched Maine Homes by Down East magazine, where she is editor. Sarah lives in Portland with her husband, two young sons, and Mississippi mutt.
Erin Ovalle is a television host, producer, and founder of Maine Life Media, a production company based in Portland, Maine. The company was launched in 2016 to produce the show MaineLife, which explores some of the best local stories you might not otherwise hear about, and has grown to also include This is Maine, a community-focused show that takes Erin on the road to cities and towns across the state celebrating all of the things that make Maine the best place to live and work, and most recently, Places and Spaces, a show that explores different places and spaces in Maine including the architects, designers, builders and brokers that make it all happen.
Jamie R. Salomon
Jamie Salomon has been taking photos for as long as he can remember. When he was 12, he started shooting pictures with his father’s Rolleiflex camera, and has been shooting ever since.
Since moving to Maine in 1989, Jamie has incorporated the atmosphere of New England into his work. Whether shooting for interior designers, ad agencies, commercial clients or catalog companies, he brings the same sensitivity of light to the image, creating a truly unique style.
Born in Connecticut, Jamie moved to New York City to attend The School of Visual Arts and now lives in Portland, Maine with his wife Susan, and family’s dog Olive.
OSC Web Design
Jesse Fowler has been working on and building websites for over 20 years, officially launching OSC in 2011. Jesse has been called a serial entrepreneur in his younger years, owning or managing retail stores from the age of 18, it’s helped shape his understanding of how a business needs to make money and how to get them to that point. At OSC, Jesse stays on top of the latest trends and requirements for his clients, including ADA compliance, search engine optimization and of course, amazing design.
In his free time, Jesse enjoys spending time with his family, working on home projects & buying broken down vehicles across the country.
Ready to buy a ticket?
When you purchase a ticket to the Maine Parade of Homes, you’re getting more than just a home tour. You’re supporting vocational training for the next generation of construction professionals. You’ll also be entered to win one of the “Built In Maine” door prizes!