Waterville Creates welcomes new employees

Waterville Creates announces the arrival of five new fulltime staff members. Since moving into the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, on Main Street, in Waterville, in December 2022, Waterville Creates has consolidated the operations of the Waterville Opera House, Maine Film Center, and Ticonic Gallery + Studios.

Joining the team at the Waterville Opera House are Allison (Ally) Turlo and Juniper Purinton. Ally, coming on board as theatre technician, earned her BFA in Theater Design and Technology from Syracuse University and brings extensive design and technical skills and broad experience with scenic construction and scenic painting. Juniper, the new technical director, has more than 17 years of technical theatre experience and an extensive working knowledge of performing arts venues.

The Maine Film Center welcomes Raynor Ahlstrin-Muniec to the role of operations coordinator. A graduate of Tufts University, Raynor brings production and education-related programming experience for non- and for-profit organizations across New England.

Jackie Ferlito, who previously served Waterville Creates in an interim capacity since May 2023, joins as communications coordinator. Jackie will oversee social media channels, e-newsletters, and other communications. Waterville Creates also welcomes Chris Melville as the new director of marketing and communications. Chris will manage marketing, advertising, media and public relations, and internal and external communications.


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