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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Mark Poole

Mark Poole

General Manager

Treat people with the respect you would like to receive.

Summer is my season! I love my swimming pool, the calm waters of Narragansett Bay, ocean breezes of Martha’s Vineyard and strolling Provincetown with my life partner.

Frequent travel with my parents initially sparked my interest in hospitality. They taught me the values needed to succeed, too. I studied at Johnson & Whales University then began my 30-year careerholding various positions in the industry along the way.

Maine Course is so much more than a hotel ownership group. It’s a family. They truly care about the people that work for them. The support provided by MCHG far exceeds what you will get from any other hospitality company. I’ve had the pleasure of learning that first hand!

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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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Chris Barstow

Chris Barstow

General Manager

Find happiness and humor every day.

I am a sports fan. In addition to playing and watching sports, I also umpire college and high school baseball, referee high school basketball and football, and volunteer as a youth coach for my children’s’ teams.

From my officiating experience, I have learned how to work with people and enforce rules fairly and professionally. These skills are also applicable to my career as a hotelier. In both cases, I need to be able to teach and communicate well with my team. I also need to make quick decisions as challenging situations arise… whether at the hotel or on the field.

My goal to do the best I can at whatever I attempt drives me personally and professionally. I never want to regret that I didn’t put my best foot forward. I strive to live with purpose and work with an effort that both my family and I can take pride in.

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Tim Prosser

Tim Prosser

General Manager

In hospitality, nice guys do finish first.

As I grew up, my father taught me about kindness and humor, keeping it simple, and the importance of leaving the world a better place. He also taught me about discipline and selflessness. When I first started working on a hotel front desk I found that I genuinely cared about making the guests happy.

I was once told “you’re too nice to be a good manager,” but I just kept going with my instincts and good intentions — with both guests and staff — and I’ve had good results.

Becoming a member of the Maine Course Hospitality Group is like coming home. Their leadership and guest interaction philosophies — doing what’s right and what works best — match my own. Outside of work I enjoy biking, boating, hiking, golf, and exploring nature with my Scottish terrier, and the Rockland area is a natural fit. I’m eager to live and work in the mid-coast region and discover all that it has to offer.

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Nate Blair

Nate Blair

General Manager

Use your individual strengths to help your team.

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I went to Thomas College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. After graduating I had limited prospects because the economy was in horrible shape. Little did I know that a random “Help Wanted on the Front Desk” sign at the Hampton Inn in Waterville would lead me to where I am today.

The most important benefit of being a part of Maine Course Hospitality Group is their dedication to their associates. The support has been amazing.

I love music and going to concerts. (Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band are my favorites.) I also love camping, fishing and hiking. I’m fortunate to have the staff that I do. I’m able to do all these things because they can handle the ship without its captain when I’m away.

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Dayna Riley

Dayna Riley

General Manager

Respect everyone regardless of their differences.

Maine Course recognizes that each of us has our own unique strengths, and we are provided with the tools and the freedom to capitalize on those strengths, thus enabling us to grow as individuals.

Having a B.S. in Education set me up perfectly for the hospitality industry. I still teach every day, just not in a traditional classroom. Helping others grow to their fullest potential allows me to make a difference each day.

Providing our associates with the right culture and creating an environment where we can speak to their individual needs allows them to grow and be their best.

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