The Resilience Hub is supported by two part-time staff, a Board of Directors, multiple democratic working groups, and a broader, more informal Advisory Circle of active program participants.
We are a lean, efficient organization and our team expands and contracts depending on the programs and projects we decide to take on. We maintain minimal overhead and infrastructure in order to stay as responsive and agile as possible in a rapidly changing world.
Nick D’Amore has kept his planted in a variety of fields over the last 7 years, balancing his interests and commitments to food justice, grassroots activism, experiential education, and hospitality. He believes in our ability to build networks of equitable support through collaboration, creative problem solving, and radical dependence. Nick’s values resonate strongly with the social aspects of permaculture, and he’s dedicated to learning the agricultural principles that support them.
Eileen Murphy’s journey with the Hub started when she stepped onto the Board of Directors in May 2021. She has a background in tool engineering, organic farming and permaculture landscaping, and is taking the lead on programming for the Hub. After graduating from UMaine Orono with a degree in Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture, she went to work for the summer as Eliot Coleman’s intern working on Four Season Farm with the Slow Tool Project in collaboration with the Stone Barns at Blue Hill and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. During that period she designed hand tools for the small-scale farmer, some of which are the preliminary prototype for tools sold at Johnny’s today! She brings a passion for permaculture, collaboration, tools, and hosting events.
Board of Directors
Kate Wallace’s involvement with the Resilience Hub began in 2013 with a Permaculture Design Course, and blossomed from there. In 2018, she took over as the Interim Executive Director, and with the help of the community worked to transition the organization to its next phase. She facilitates Permaculture Design Courses with Maine Ecological Design School and tends to a small piece of earth in Bowdoinham.
Mihku Paul is a Maliseet writer and activist engaged in community organizing and outreach for Gedakina. She tends to the Medicine Wheel Garden in South Portland, facilitates a regular gathering for off-reservation urban Indigenous women in southern Maine, and teaches gardening and other workshops through the Resilience Hub.
Eli Rubin was an organic farmer for 8 years, raising produce with the use draft horses for CSA and farmers markets. He also has experience as a house carpenter, focusing on energy-efficient remodeling and new construction. He is now the town planner for the city of Kennebunkport. In his spare time, he likes to build timberframes and play his mbira.
Christopher Pezzullo is originally from New York’s Long Island but has lived with his family in Maine since 1989. Chris practices Pediatrics atMercy Hospital, and is the Clinical Director at the Maine Primary Care Association—the membership organization for Federally Qualified Health Centers. He is a Maine Master Gardener and is excited about the intersection of permaculture and native plants. He currently lives in South Portland with his wife and dog and has 2 adult children.
Aaron Parker is a workshop facilitator for the Hub and organizer at Mt. Joy Orchard. He runs Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, which specializes in unusual edible and medicinal plants.