Eric Gagne, President 

 

Eric Gagne has been organizing concerts for the past 20 years, and has been running the music department of the Toadstool Bookshop since 2003.  After receiving a bachelor's degree in Literature from Keene State College, he toured frequently with Death to Tyrants, Redwing Blackbird, Passerine, Sisters & Brothers, and Footings.  He is married to artist / educator Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, and together they have organized the Thing in the Spring Music & Arts Festival since 2008. 

 

 

Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, Board Member

 

Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne is the lead organizer of *broke- The Affordable Arts Fair and a founder of The Thing in the Spring. Originally from South Hampton, NH, she is a graduate of Berwick Academy, and earned her Bachelor's in Studio Art and Master's in Art Education from the University of New Hampshire. She relocated to the Monadnock Region to teach Art at ConVal High School in 2007.

 

 

Chris Anderson, Board Member

 

Chris Anderson is a co-founder of Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. and has helped grow the company into one of the leading commercial and industrial PV companies in the US. Chris has served in many roles throughout the organization since 2003, including roles in operations and executive leadership. Chris is currently working to help streamline business operations and accelerate Borrego's project and business development efforts in the emerging NH market.

Chris moved east to Peterborough from the Bay Area in 2007 with his wife Anna Von Mertens to raise a family. His passion for supporting the art world comes from his exposure though Anna and her art career. He has a love for all music and is excited about helping to provide more opportunity for local musicians and artists to reach the community.

 

 

Rachelle Beaudoin, Secretary

 

Rachelle Beaudoin is an artist who uses video, wearables, and performance to explore feminine iconography and identity within popular culture. She attended the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master’s degree in Digital+Media from Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited at Intimacy: Across Digital and Visceral Performance Goldsmiths London UK, Low Lives 3 and Itinerant Festival of International Performance Art, Queens NY. She currently lectures at the College of the Holy Cross. In 2009, she edited The Berlin Dictionary, a collaborative community dictionary about the unique language of her hometown, Berlin NH. Rachelle lives in Peterborough NH.

 

 

Sam Bonacci,  Board Member
Sam grew up in Peterborough and is pleased to be involved with bringing great art and performances to the area. In addition to his strong ties to the region and love of art, he enjoys getting information out to the community and currently works in public relations plying his years of journalistic experience into getting the word out for a local community college.

 Joel Green, Board Member

Joel has been a resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire for the last 29 years. He has had a career in the art of helping for over thirty-five years serving in leadership and clinical roles in non-profit organizations and has also been a college instructor for more than thirty years, currently on the faculty of Granite State College where he teaches psychology and sociology courses.

 

Joel has had a life-long passion for the arts and music. He also has spent many hours volunteering in the community, a member of the Peterborough Folk Music Society for fourteen years, the Monadanock Lyceum, Creating Positive Change, the Conval School Board and currently serves on three non-profit board of directors, Monadnock at Home, Dollars for Scholars and of course and very happily, the Glass Museum.

 

 

Lauren Rettig, Board Member

 

Lauren is the Director of the Davis Public Library in Stoddard, NH as well as a Circulation Assistant at the Peterborough Town Library. She holds a degree in Video Production from the New England Institute of Art. As a past Film Screener and Outreach Coordinator for the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, Lauren has a passion for community and the arts. She moved to Peterborough for its rare combination of culture, nature and community.

 

Steven Roberge, Treasurer

 

Steven Roberge is a New Hampshire licensed forester with the UNH Cooperative Extension and originally from Berlin NH.  Drawn to the area's natural beauty and culture, Steve and his wife Rachelle Beaudoin have lived in Peterborough since 2007.  Steve brings to the Glass Museum his board experience from past positions on the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition, the NH Licensing Board and the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters and his enthusiasm for music and the arts.