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The Greenlight Maine Team

Greenlight Maine is produced by The Portland Media Group, LLC, in collaboration with many valued partners. Greenlight Maine casting is led by Maine Accelerates Growth, production support by NESCOM, at Husson University, and statewide distribution by WCSH6 and WLBZ2.

Portland Media Group Partners

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Con Fullam
Con Fullam is a multi-award winning music, film, and television producer. He has been nominated twice for an Emmy. Fullam's music and films have been heard and seen in 50 countries around the world.

Fullam has appeared on the Today Show, National Public Television, Voice of America, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, and has been written about in Billboard Magazine, The Washington Post, Cashbox, The Boston Phoenix, Canadian Country Music News, Music Row, The New York Times and several local papers and publications. He is best known here in his home state as the composer of The Maine Christmas Song which has sold over one hundred thousand copies and, through its sales, helped to serve 250,000 meals to Mainers in need.
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Brian "BC" Corcoran
Brian Corcoran, is the President and Founder of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, an agency focused on property partnership, naming rights and multi-media sales and other strategic consulting.

Active Shamrock clients include NASCAR, NBA’s Indiana Pacers, Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX (home of F1, Summer X-Games, MotoGP and more), Professional Bowling Association (PBA), World Series of Poker, America East Conference, Red Bull Air Race, Maine Sports Commission, TD Beach to Beacon and Beech Ridge Speedway.

Corcoran’s past positions include, Executive Vice President of Fenway Sports Group, Managing Director of Corporate Marketing for NASCAR as well as Vice President, Team, League & Venue Services for SFX Sports, Director of Sponsorship Development for Host Communications and Athletic Marketing & Tickets Manager at Eastern Kentucky University.

During his storied career he has secured corporate partnerships that include the largest US sports sponsorship in history with $750MM entitlement of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (now Sprint). Corcoran also has pioneered mutually rewarding deals with Fortune 500 brands including but not limited to: Allstate, Barbasol, Bass Pro Shops, DIRECTV, Domino’s Pizza, DraftKings, Enterprise, GEICO, Gillette, Goodyear, Gulfstream, NAPA, National Guard, Nationwide, Office Depot, US Army, SONY, Tissot and Wheaties.

Corcoran’s has a Master’s in Sports Management and BS in Exercise Science from Eastern Kentucky University where is also competed in track and field as a middle distance runner. He is happily married to wife Melissa Smith, CEO of WEX, Inc., and newborn son Baxter Corcoran.
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Nat Thompson
Nat Thompson is the current President of Maine Radio and Television Co., and a partner in the Portland Media Group. He has shot, produced and directed commercials, public service announcements and full-length programs for both local and national clients. He has worked in broadcast news locally and in many facets of live sports and live concert production on the national level for the likes of ESPN, NBC, ABC, Fox, MTV, PBS, HBO and A&E.

He was the commercial production manager for over ten years at WCSH-TV before becoming the President of Maine Radio and Television and CSP Mobile Productions in 1998, until the sale of CSP Mobile in June of 2010. He is a third generation broadcaster and part of the family that owned and operated the NBC affiliates in Maine from their inception in the 1920’s until their sale to Gannett in 1998.

Nat graduated in 1982 from Connecticut College with a BA in Anthropology and Ecology. He has served on the boards of Northeast Historic Film, The Center for Cultural Exchange, The Natural Resources Council of Maine, The Rines/Thompson Fund at The Maine Community Foundation and was the president of The Kennebago Lake Camp Owners Ass. for six years. He has three grown children and lives on the Spurwink River in Scarborough.
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Jess Knox
Jess Knox founded Olympico Strategies in July of 2012. Olympico helps companies and organizations create movements, embrace change, and drive innovative processes and solutions. They do this with a system-wide, cross-disciplinary, and relational approach to growth, change and performance. Along with private sector clients, Jess utilizes his diverse background in grassroots community building, government service, legal training and private sector consulting, to build transformational events, initiatives, and programs for public organizations of all kinds. Since 2013, Jess has assisted Blackstone Accelerates Growth build a movement of intentional communities of innovation across Maine with more than 125 events and more than 6,500 collisions between people, ideas and resources. He also founded Maine’s largest event for innovators and entrepreneurs, Maine Startup & Create Week, that annually brings more than 3000 people from 21 states to Portland, Maine. Beyond helping grow another initiative, StartupPortland, Jess writes a blog for the Bangor Daily News, called Disruptive Growth, focusing on telling the stories of Maine entrepreneurs and innovators. In 2009, Jess served as a member of the Obama Administration where he was appointed to the Small Business Administration to serve as the Associate Administrator for Field Operations. He managed more than 1000 employees in 119 locations, in every state and US territory, or about half all of the Agency’s employees. During his tenure at the SBA, he also led a ground-breaking effort to reengineer the Agency’s employee performance system. He built an innovative program that involved and empowered the Agency’s frontline career employees and managers to drive a more informed and sophisticated performance system focused on recruiting, retaining and developing the best employees in the Federal space. By focusing on the end user and the Agency’s ability to deliver tangible on-the-ground value to small business owners, detailed and measurable metrics were developed for the first time in the Agency’s history to properly measure its office’s impact for taxpayers across the country.

Prior to his time in the Federal Government Jess ran his own grassroots political consulting firm. In that capacity, Jess worked on ballot initiatives and candidate campaigns in more than 30 states.

Jess has a law degree from the University Maine School of Law. Prior to law school, Jess pursued a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Public Organization Management from the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, and received a Bachelors Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
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Don Gooding
Don Gooding has been Executive Director of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development since October 2010. He is also Vice Chair of the Maine Angels, and has taught or spoken about innovation and entrepreneurship at Bates, Colby, SMCC, Thomas, UMaine, USM and UNE. Previously he was a telecommunications market analyst and venture capitalist for fifteen years (eleven at Accel Partners), founded and ran a global specialty music business for sixteen years (including the real “Pitch Perfect” competition), and has invested as an angel since the late 1990s.
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Green light Maine Video Production Crew

Host
Don Gooding

Executive Producers
Brian Corcoran
Nat Thompson


Created By
Con Fullam for Portland Media Group

Producer
Nat Thompson

Director
Kris Bridges

Showrunner
Con Fullam

Coordinating Producer
Jess Knox

Technical Producer
Rodney Verrill

Associate Producers
Evie Perry
Brian Wold


Editor / Motion Graphics / Post Production
Kris Bridges

Technical Director
Tim Burns

Cameras
Cody Chiasson
Rick Davis
Simon French
Nick Woodward


Video Operations
John Easton

Audio Engineer
Ed Goguen

Audio Assistants
Eric Ferguson
Anthony Toneatti

IT Engineer
Matt Bryant

Lighting Design
Steve Vachon

Production Designer
Brave Williams

Make-up
Nick Woodward
Cody Chiasson


Special Thanks
Brooks Historical Society

Show Consultant
Lew Colby

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