Tara Smith, Executive Director
Allison Smith Arts Director – 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 Collins, AMERICORPS VISTA
Seana is in her second year of VISTA service for Central Hall Commons. Focused on developing community engagement through programming that serves the population of Piscataquis and parts of Penobscot Counties. Increasing sustainability of Central Hall Commons by raising awareness and developing programming that serves to bridge the gap between generations in the region. Her passion is in supporting the development of peer to peer recovery, sobriety and education in the region.
Seana joins us from Detroit, Michigan with a background in Public Relations and Entertainment Business. She and her husband settled in Central Maine with their two cats and look forward to being a part of the community.
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.