Who We Are
Randy Labbe built his career crafting strategic growth initiatives for leading international brands. The majority of his work over the last seven years has been focused on successful development of new markets and profit centers for high profile commercial and non-profit food and agricultural organizations, farms, aquaculture operations, value-added producers, and leading local food retailers. A graduate of Clark University with a certificate in business strategy from Cornell University, Labbe serves as a Slow Money Maine technical mentor for small farms and local food producers and brings highly capable business development leadership, passion, and vision to client projects.
Ray Bernier earned his MBA at Thomas College (2013) and serves as operations project leader on a number of local food, agriculture, and aquaculture initiatives. He has extensive experience managing government grants and contracts from the local, state, and federal level, including management and supervision of $3.5M in grants and contracts for the State of Maine. He has significant experience in designing and executing data management solutions, data warehousing and security. Bernier serves as head coach of the Class A Messalonskee High School varsity baseball team.
Nara McCray is a GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst. Originally from Alaska, McCray earned her BS in Environmental Science from Alabama A&M University and, in addition to her Atlantic duties, is currently a candidate for the MS in GIS for Development and Environment at Clark University as a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow. McCray has mapped invasive species for the US National Park Service, as well as park trails and utilities, and served as an Environment/Agriculture Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia promoting sustainable farming techniques.
June L’Heureux manages the detailed components of Atlantic projects, ensuring deliverables are completed on-time, within budget, and to client specifications. Prior to her employment with Atlantic, L’Heureux served for 13 years as office manager for the City of Waterville’s “Main Street” office and, prior to that, served as the development coordinator for Mount Merci Academy. She is a graduate of Thomas College.
Dawn Palardy attended the University of Southern Maine, and has been designing leading websites and related content since 2000. Her credits include many captivating websites, marketing, and graphic design projects. Palardy also taught computer software courses as Adjunct Faculty for Continuing Education & Business Services at York County Technical College for several years.
Rod Williams has had a formal relationship with Atlantic for over five years and was the creative mind behind the original branding and packaging design for Tom's of Maine, one of Maine’s most successful, high profile brands, from inception through its sale to Proctor & Gamble. Williams ran one of the top-twenty design firms in the U.S., A.R. Williams & Associates, for nearly forty years and has also been brand manager for Kate’s Butter, Shaw’s Dairy Farm, Ken’s Steakhouse Dressings, and VitaminSea Seaweed. With an ability to marry traditional design motifs to contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, Williams is arguably one of the most qualified food and agriculture branding experts in the U.S..