Karen Pendoley

Karen Pendoley

General Manager

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

I love to play outside! As an avid cyclist, former ski coach, and forest ranger, I developed the skills to guide me as a leader with Maine Course. Leading can be physically demanding and require quick decision making.

Humor is one of the most important aspects of my life. Nothing is more healing than a hearty belly laugh. Laughing is a universal language. Maine Course is just a fun place to work where team members from all walks of life are respected and encouraged to grow as people. It’s just a hoot to be here.

My kids have had a big impact on my life and are absolutely the best memories I have of it. We are happy grandparents now, too.

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Kelly Gil

Kelly Gil

General Manager

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.

Beyonce Knowles Carter

Being raised by a father who grew up very poor and migrated from Columbia to the United States had a great impact on my life. He was the sole provider for his family when they first moved here. It inspired me to work hard and make him proud of me. I wanted to show him his hard work paid off. I work daily to be a good leader just like him.

Coming from a big family, it was important to find a career with a company that believed in family values. This is the value that drew me to Maine Course. Prior to joining this team, I had never felt so supported. That feeling is comforting and inspiring at the same time. It is my job to build on the family value at my hotel.

As a competitive athlete, I’ve always had the drive to win. This drive is just as important in my professional life. Being part of a sports team or hotel team drives me to be better. I want to help my team become champions!

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Lee Nalewanski

Lee Nalewanski

General Manager

Always keep your head up, your eyes to the horizon and your nose to the wind, as we only travel this way one time….leave more than you gather along the way…

I truly believe my purpose is to lead by example and be a servant leader. Doing this can pave the way for others. My dad, a former Marine, was instrumental in making me who I am today. He taught me the value of hard work and taking pride in all I do, for which I am eternally grateful.

My wife Lynn is also a hotel general manager and is an inspiration and mentor to me. We love to bike and golf together, but we find the greatest joy in being with our four kids and six grandchildren…and twins on the way!

I am blessed to have found Maine Course Hospitality Group, which shares many of my values. Others see MCHG as an example of a company that engages with their people and truly cares. I have found my home!

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Shamus Riley

Shamus Riley

General Manager

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one!

Marcus Aurelius

My purpose in life is to uplift the lives of those around me. I believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and in my career my purpose is to rise the tide. My mother instilled in me the value of seeing the best in people and encouraging their strengths to help them become even better. Again, rising the tide.

I cherish time with my kids and watching them figure things out. This has inspired me to do the same – to let things go, be more open and try new things. In this way, they have helped me as a leader.

I’ve learned, through them, to balance my life and that meaningful relationships are essential in business and in life. Maine Course allows me to do this.

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Silvia Cofone

Silvia Cofone

General Manager

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

I chose Maine Course because of the culture. Taking care of people, while keeping it fun and doing it with integrity and respect, is who I am. I’m not just a number that’s easily replaceable. I am part of a family!

On a personal note, I admire my parents because they took care of people everywhere, as well as our family. My family is important to me, and I want to give my children all that my parents gave to us.

Guiding people at work, to take care of each other, is just a byproduct of my upbringing and one I am passionate about. I strive to be a better person for my children, Julia and Valerie. And that same desire extends to my work family as well.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

General Manager

We’ve got this!

I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Maine where I was taught exceptional family values and the importance of putting others first. My parents instilled in me the significance of a solid work ethic and a strong Christian faith, and so I developed a passion to give back. This provides me the energy and desire, each day, to want to make people smile, laugh, and feel valued

Being a part of Maine Course is a perfect fit for me. They practice what they preach, and mean it! We value associates, genuinely care about leading them and assisting them on their path to success

We have created a culture, within our own properties and with the company, that speaks volumes. Loyalty is huge, and it goes both ways. And that has proven to be a successful focal point for Maine Course.

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Billie Quintin

Billie Quintin

General Manager

Let’s see where this road takes us.

I strive to surround myself with positive people—to listen, connect, energize and encourage others to grow and become the best version of themselves.

I was taught at a young age that there is nothing better than to just “be there” for others—to support and help them find their purpose, find their inner strength and live a successful life.

My parents always reminded me that my word means everything. Don’t promise more than you can deliver. Don’t share other people’s information (no gossiping). Help whenever you can. Be the person who can look in a mirror and be at peace with who is looking back at you.

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Kathy Decker

Kathy Decker

General Manager

I want to make others feel valued and respected.

My family is the most important part of my life. My father lives his life with integrity and modeled a strong work ethic. He always said, “If you’re going to do something at all, do it well.” Watching my children grow into sincerely caring and honest individuals has been my greatest source of pride. They were my first “experiment” with leading by example!

The synergy Maine Course has with its leaders and associates is inspiring. To be a part of a company that has the same core values that I was raised with is a blessing.

The Maine Course leaders, whether in the corporate office or sister hotels, genuinely care about each othernot only as colleagues, but as people. It’s a team, and it’s a family. That’s important!

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Liz Loscalzo

Liz Loscalzo

General Manager

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.

Teamwork makes the dream work! I strive to be the best leader I can be, to teach and develop people to their full potential, and to have fun each and every day. I love having parties for my team, showing my appreciation and celebrating as a family! Put music on, eat, play games and have fun!

I have been surrounded by amazing people and role models my entire life, and they all have had a part in shaping the person I am today. My parents are my idols.

I was immediately drawn to Maine Course for their values of respect, integrity, family and fun. These values are similar to my own, so I am excited to be part of a company that truly lives by their words and encourages a work/life balance.

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Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

General Manager

Balance is the key to happiness.

I want to be a part of a company that takes care of its associates and guests. I knew immediately that Maine Course Hospitality Group was the place for me, a perfect fit! I had never worked for a company that cares about your success and your goals like they do here at Maine Course.

Everyone here, from my peer GMs to the Corporate team, is willing to help me achieve success. They make me feel like family. It has been the best choice I have made in years.

My children have made me realize the importance of achieving balance in my life and making a difference both at work and at home. Teaching my children right from wrong and that everything has consequences, to think before you react. Guiding my kids to become responsible, hard working adults. These will be my greatest successes.

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