Eric Gagne, Executive Director
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.
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.
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.
Aimee LaRue, Boardmember
Aimee LaRue is the Public Services Librarian at the Peterborough Town Library. She has lived in Peterborough since 2012 but has been around the area since attending Franklin Pierce University beginning in 2004! Aimee is an artist, an avid reader, and a kind of Jack-of-all-Trades in that she has done everything from waiting tables at Harlow's, making props at Andy's Summer Playhouse, and working as an Assistant Teacher at the Harrisville Children's Center!
Ann Putnam, Boardmember
Ann Putnam is a printmaker, carrying on the 160-year-old tradition of Letterboxing where individuals hand-carve rubber stamps and hide them in public places for others to find by following clues, sending participants on a treasure hunt for art, often with themes of social justice. Ann currently works at the MacDowell Colony, an artists’ residency program in Peterborough, NH. Before that, she taught for 14 years in both Montessori schools and Head Start programs. Ann has 2 grown children and currently lives with her husband Ben in Wilton, NH.