Maine Roots for In This Together showcases “famous faces” with meaningful connections to Maine, who support this non-profit.
Our hope is that you will join these inspirational people in our efforts to help Mainers in need.
Owners, Rugged Seas
Taylor, a local fisherman, and his wife, Nikki, were born and raised in Maine and founded Rugged Seas, a product clothing line that recycles the bibs from fishermen to make unique tote bags and clutches. They work hard with a handful of local companies to ensure their products are made in Maine, and a portion of all sales are donated to MCFA and MLCA to support our working waterfronts.
Four fisherman from the Portland, Maine, area lost their lives when their boat, the Emmy Rose, sank in November of 2020. Rugged Seas raised $60,000 for their families who received 100% of the proceeds.
Wes McCauley is a former Canadian professional hockey player, and current National Hockey League Referee. His wife is originally from South Portland, Maine, where they have been living and raising their three children since 2003.
Lorna Brown, who writes under the name L.M Brown, is the author of the novels Debris and Hinterland, and the short story collections, Treading the Uneven Road and Were We Awake. Her short stories have also appeared in over a dozen magazines and have won or been shortlisted in various awards. She grew up in Sligo, Ireland, and currently lives in Massachusetts. She has summered in Casco, Maine with her family and friends for years, and refers to Maine as her “home away from home”.
Founder, INNERVOICE Media
Travis McKenzie is an ultra-endurance athlete and the founder of INNERVOICE Media Group, a marketing consultancy focused on brand development, storytelling, and community building. His latest work includes a sports-tech startup Supersapiens, the world's first continuous glucose monitor (CGM) designed specifically for athletes. Originally from Australia, Travis 'married into Maine' where his wife, and greatest supporter, Lauren was born and raised. He's become an active and inspirational community leader raising money for and supporting Mainers in need.
Maine-based artist/singer/songwriter, Anna Lombard, is a native of Cape Elizabeth, ME and began her professional music career right here in Portland. Lombard’s first band, Gypsy Tailwind, charted on Billboard’s Heatseekers Northeast Top 100 leading her to share stages with the likes of John Fogerty, Ray LaMontagne, Guster, Sleigh Bells, Aaron Neville, John Popper, Corey Glover, Nigel Hall, Eric Krasno & more. She went on to make two full length studio albums with Dave Gutter (Rustic Overtones) under the moniker, Armies. In 2015, Armies’ debut self-titled album was listed as #1 of the top “15 Great Albums you You Didn’t Hear in 2015” by Rolling Stone Magazine. In December of 2019, Lombard and partner Jon Roods (Rustic Overtones) were approached by previous band member in Gypsy Tailwind, Dan Connor, to create her newest project, LOVE BY NUMB3RS. They released their debut album, Parachute, in December of 2020.