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Greg Paxton, Executive Director, since 2008. He’s a past Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation as founding Chair of its affiliate Statewide and Local Partners; and past Chair of Preservation Action, the national lobbying organization.  He served and on the Board of Directors of CEI Capital Management LLC, and on the Communities for Maine’s Future Review Panel; and is on the Maine Downtown Center Advisory Council.  He was CEO of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation from 1981 – 2008, Preservation Administrator for Historic Charleston Foundation from 1977 – 1981 and site manager at Mount Independence in Vermont from 1973-1976.  Williams College, BA; University of Vermont, MS in Historic Preservation. Greg resides in Yarmouth with his wife Lynne Werner, son Burke and Yellow Lab Amber.


Chris Closs, Field Service Advisor, since 2009. Managing his own consulting business in Concord, NH he advised on historic tax credits for 30 years, managing 65 Certified Rehabilitations, totaling $310 million in investments. He was the NH Main Street Program founding chair and Preservation Planner with the National Trust’s New England Office in Boston (1977-1979. He served as Adjunct Professor in Historic Preservation at Plymouth State University 2007-2009. Boston University, BA; University of Vermont, MS in Natural Resource Planning and MS in Historic Preservation. Chris is also a talented restoration carpenter & stone mason, having rehabilitated two older properties, a historic farm with five buildings in Candia, NH where he drafted preservation easements upon sale; and his current home in Hopkinton, NH, where he resides with his wife Pam and Springer Spaniel, Koda.

IMG_2928Barbara Wheaton, Office Manager since June, 2016. She co-owned a residential construction business for 26 years. As Community Director of Southern Maine for the March of Dimes, she managed fundraising events in seven communities. As a Designer/Space Planner for Unum, she designed office spaces and planned logistics to execute internal departmental moves. She also owned a commercial photography business, specializing in product and promotional photography of antiques and has been a graphic designer for a cable TV network, print shop and in a corporate environment. She has a BFA in Photography from the Portland School of Art. She enjoys volunteering in the community and was the Parade Director for the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade for 7 years.  Her hometown is Cumberland, Maine and she has lived in Yarmouth for 30 years.











Protect & Sell Program

McCulloch House The historically and architecturally significant Hugh McCulloch House in Kennebunk, constructed ca. 1782, is now for sale for the first time since 1801, through our Protect & Sell Program! Read more about the McCulloch House in our Historic Real Estate listings.

Honor Awards

IMG_1305Maine Preservation's 19th Honor Awards will be held on November 16th from 5-8:30 p.m.  

Come celebrate skilled work on key historic buildings in Maine.


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Field Services

Demo Maine Preservation offers preservation guidance to the stewards of historic buildings in Maine from our professional Field Service Advisor, Christopher Closs. His advice can help get a project off the ground, find resources, or steer a project in the right direction. read more...

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