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Staff Directory

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ administrative, marketing, philanthropy, member and visitor services, finance and Gardenshop staff offices are located in the Visitor Center. Education staff offices are in the Bosarge Family Education Center. The offices of horticulture staff are located in the Kulp Horticulture Building. To reach Gardens staff members by phone, please call (207) 633-8000 and refer to the extensions below.

Café

Ginger Dermott

Creative Culinary Manager

Born in Machias, Maine, Ginger is a seasonal-foods savvy cook with a long history of organic farm-to-table expertise. After working a year at The Lost Kitchen with celebrated chef Erin French, Ginger and her husband bought and ran a successful 100 acre farmland in western North Carolina before eventually returning to Maine to open Concinnity Deli & Lounge in Bath. When she isn't cooking, you can find her outdoors with her two daughters, husband, and their big dogs, hiking and spending as much time in nature as possible.

Extension: 8084
Administration

Catherine Messmer

Business Manager

Even though Cathy was born and raised in Maryland, she spent all of her summers in Cherryfield, Maine, at the house where her grandmother grew up. Cathy earned a degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. With so much family in Maine, she eventually decided on a permanent move to Maine with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Cathy navigates marathon role-playing game sessions with her family and friends and dances whenever she gets the chance.

Extension: 8019