Meet The Team

Jeannie Hatch,
Executive Director

Jeannie Hatch, a native Mainer, moved to the Island with her family in 2012. She graduated from Eastern Maine Community College with two degrees, while raising her two oldest children. Jeannie joined the Island Community Center in 2014 after years of owning a business and working in administration. She immediately got to work creating programs and connecting with the community.

As a mother of six children, Jeannie knows how to get things accomplished. Her ability to think outside-of-the-box has enabled the Island Community Center to be a great resource for the Deer Isle – Stonington community.

Ityara Rodrigues,
Program Assistant

Ityara grew up in Brazil, where she got her bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertisement. She moved to the United States in 2011, where she pursued an MBA in General Business at Johnson & Wales University. She met her husband, a native Mainer, in 2012, and now they live in Stonington and are enjoying experiencing island life with their son Elvis.

Ityara is excited to be working at the Island Community Center as a Program Assistant and getting experience working for a non-profit organization for the first time. She is committed to enhancing the sense of community that makes the Island so unique!

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Board of Directors

Craig Hutchinson

Craig Hutchinson

President

Craig grew up in Stonington, graduating from the Island schools in 1974. He then left for 40 years, working extensively in college and university administration. Craig has now retired back to his beloved Island and is committed to enhancing the renowned sense of community that sets the Island apart from all other places.
Torri Robbins

Torri Robbins

Vice President

Torri Robbins grew up in Deer Isle and returned to the Island, where she has taught school since 1999. In 2016 she opened Explorations Learning Center, a homeschool education and tutoring center for students from the Island and surrounding towns. Facilitating multi-age learning activities that engage and empower students keeps her busy, but in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, sons Sam and Corey, family, and friends. Her current hobbies include glass fusing, scrapbooking, and travel. Torri looks forward to working with the board to help bring fun programs to all Island residents.

Richard Paget

Richard Paget

Treasurer

After a 30-year career on Wall Street, Richard moved to Stonington in 1999 and is still involved in money management. He’s been active in community organizations, including H.I.P., Island Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Co-op, The Open Door, Families First, WERU, Community Compass, and the Stonington Public Library. Richard is convinced that the Island Community Center is vital in providing events and programs that enhance the lives and well-being of Island residents. He and his partner Sandy live off the Oceanville Road.

Terry Real

Terry Real

Secretary

Terry lives part of the year in Stonington and the rest in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He and his wife Amy first came to Stonington for their honeymoon in 1991, and they have been coming back ever since. A retired attorney, Terry now works from May through September with the Island Heritage Trust cutting the grass, clearing trails, and maintaining the Island’s preserves. He looks forward to helping the Island Community Center continue to be a center of activity for Islanders of all ages.

Phil Elkin

Phil Elkin

Phil settled in Blue Hill, Maine, in 1978, where he and his wife, Sandy, raised their two children. After working at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital as a physician for 29 years, one year in Micronesia, and part-time at the Island Medical Center in Stonington, he and Sandy worked in Africa for three years to establish a Family Medicine training program. He and Sandy have walked on three different Caminos in Europe. He enjoys working with the Board and the Director at the Island Community Center to help guide the direction of the Center in its work with the Island community.

Caroline Goddard

Caroline Goddard

Caroline, a native of Oakland, California, moved to Deer Isle in 2017. She works with many Island businesses and nonprofits as the owner of Bridge Marketing & Communications. She is the former varsity softball coach of Deer Isle – Stonington High School. Caroline and her wife Hollan Oliver welcomed their first child in 2021. Caroline looks forward to sharing the Island Community Center with her daughter for years to come.

Joe Grey

Joe Grey

Joe (i.e. the one in the orange shirt) and his wife Kassie moved to Stonington in May 2022 from Wilmington, Delaware. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. Joe was an attorney in Delaware for 37 years. Now his hobbies include gardening and puttering around in his garage. He is looking forward to being a small part of the Island Community Center’s good work in the community.

Pat Gross

Pat Gross

Pat Gross has worked professionally with a number of area businesses and nonprofits over the past 30 years. She shares ownership and operations of an Island business with her husband, Ron, and runs her own bookkeeping business. Living in Stonington, Pat and her husband brought up their two children, Abby and Travis, on the Island and are proud grandparents of Evie, Lilly, and Elvis. Pat has a master’s degree in Business with a concentration in nonprofits as well as an MBA. She is also a Registered Maine Guide. Pat is a former Executive Director of the Island Community Center and helped to create core programs and events in that capacity and is still supporting the ICC mission.
Evan Haskell

Evan Haskell

Evan Haskell was born and raised in Stonington. He went to college in New Hampshire where he met his wife Kate. Evan and Kate built their house in Deer Isle together in 2010. They have since had two children who keep them very busy. Evan has worked with his father as a carpenter for the past 20 years. He spends his free time ice fishing, hiking, and coaching his kids’ baseball, basketball and soccer teams. Evan enjoys going to the Island Community Center to watch his children participate in sporting events, seasonal festivities, birthday parties, and community events.

Catherine Melton

Catherine Melton

Catherine Melton, a Maine native, moved to Stonington in 2022. She is currently the first-grade teacher at Deer Isle – Stonington Elementary School. She looks forward to fostering even greater connections between the school and the Island Community Center. Her hope is that the ICC is a pillar for the community and utilized by all Islanders. Catherine enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and walking her beloved dog, Ana.
Brad Willis

Brad Willis

Brad came to Deer Isle in 2012 while still a student at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 2014 he began working for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and simultaneously fell for Deer Isle and the community. Brad moved to the Island in 2017. He currently lives in Stonington and has a ceramic studio in the basement of the Island Community Center. He’s excited to be a part of the ICC space and looks forward to supporting creative projects and activities.

Travis Fifield

Travis Fifield

Town of Stonington Representative