Virginia Burns

General Manager, Hampton Inn, Augusta, ME

The only tragedy is to allow part of us to die –– whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.

Gilda Radner

Maine Course always makes me feel like I am truly a part of this family. While it’s never been my goal to fit in, it’s nice to be in a company that allows me to be myself and flourish in a career that I love.

I was voted “most original” in junior high school, and I’ve always been seen as slightly “different” among my peers, which I think helps me keep things fun and new! I hope to help every individual on my team find his or her personal creativity, and let it shine through.

My other passion is animal welfare. It is something I feel very strongly about, and I work hard to try to make an impact. My husband and I are vegetarians so it plays a part of our daily lives—that and caring for our rescue dogs, Silas and Autumn!