Kyle Poissonnier

I run a lifestyle and fitness company from Portland, ME called Be The Katalyst. We craft premium fitness lifestyle clothing that donates money back from each purchase to causes in Maine and across the country. The brand has sold to all 50 states and given to numerous charities like Maine Suicide Prevention Program, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Maine Center For Grieving Children and more.


Photo by Zack Bowen

Photo by Zack Bowen

LK Weiss

I am a graphic designer specializing in print and web design as Portland Design Co., a full service design studio based in Portland, Maine. I also co-founded Bowline Co. in 2014 which regularly donates proceeds to the Maine Cancer Foundation in memory of my father Mark G. Weiss.

As a 5th generation Mainer, I'm plugged into many interesting and varied happenings around the city and state, and this organization is going to create big change for many people who really need it. I'm thrilled to be a part of this cause.



Katie Hogan

Wife of Retired FDNY Lieutenant, Kevin Hogan and mother of our two amazing children, Lily and Jack. I currently reside in Falmouth, Maine and work at Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty as a Vice President of Sales. An active volunteer in the Greater Portland area, I currently sit on the Board of Directors at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland Youth Dance as well as a member of the Junior League of Portland Maine. 

Kevin and I made the decision to relocate to Portland in 2011 due to his early retirement from the FDNY. He was one of many first responders who developed various diagnosed conditions from his exposure to toxins in the air on 9/11 and the days to follow. Our vision is to continue to show love and support for the families who lost loved ones on 9/11/2001 and also for all those who have died as a result of the rescue and recovery process. We hope you will join us.  




Kevin Hogan

Retired Lieutenant of the New York City Fire Department. I started my career in the Bronx at Engine Co. 63 in 1989. After three years, I transferred to Engine Co. 92/Ladder 44 where I worked as a firefighter until the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Ladder Co. 3 lost 12 men that day and they needed volunteers to fill manpower, I did not hesitate to fulfill the department's request. I was promoted to Lieutenant in May of 2002 and remained in the 6th Battalion. My last assignment was at Engine Co. 5 where I retired from the greatest job in the world.  



Charity West

I’m an Oregon-born, Rhode Island-raised creative realist living in Portland, Maine. When I’m not supporting my 6-year old’s dreams of becoming a fashion designer artist rock star, I am a strategist for organizations focusing on social responsibility, development, and fundraising.

Currently I sit on the board for the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, Chair of Sponsorship for the Maine Women’s Fund, and work on the development committees for the MS Society and Center for Grieving Children.



Glen Halliday

I am the founder of :GHDESIGNCO, a Portland-based design / brand building firm. I have been in the industry for nearly 20 years. I am an accomplished, results-driven creative professional offering successful and proven experience. My designs have been featured in the NY Times and Boston Globe. Also seen on CNBC, The Early Show, TLC, A&E and Extreme Home Makeover Edition. Scored a #2 Nielsen rating and featured on I am probably best known as the founder of the well-known Kids Crooked House. Taking the brand from my barn to a globally recognized product line. KCH now has locations in Russia, England, South Africa and Canada.