Tara Smith, Executive Director


Allison Smith, Maine Highlands Council for the Arts

Allison Aldrich Smith has been a singer and musician all her life. She studied music at Boston University College of Fine Arts and taught music in public schools for 25 years. She brings creativity, broad cultural insights, and organizational skills to Central Hall Commons.






Hunt Smith, Maine Highlands Council for the Arts

Hunt is a life-long folk and blues musician playing fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. For fifteen years Hunt taught and played at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. He brings his broad-ranging background in many facets of the arts to the Central Hall Commons Maine Highlands Council on the Arts. Hunt is also a noted maritime artist.


Seana is in her second year of VISTA service for Central Hall Commons. Her main focus during the pandemic has been in development, marketing and promotion for virtual programing as well as social media engagement. She joins us from Detroit, Michigan and has relocated to Maine with her husband and their two cats, though the cats are really the ones in charge!

Jonny Craik, Custodian & Maintenance extraordinaire

Originally from Rhode Island, Jonny moved to Maine to be closer to family and enjoy the natural splendors of the great outdoors hiking and kayaking. He enjoys making Central Hall Commons a clean and safe place for all to enjoy.