Meet the team
heather chandler - president & founder
Exposed to a healthy & sustainable lifestyle at a young age, Heather never would’ve believed you then if you told her that some day she might actually like tofu and whole grain bread and enjoy shopping at the food coop! Heather has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and promoting eco-friendly and socially responsible businesses. She founded Green & Healthy Maine in 2012 and The SunriseGuide in the summer of 2006. She is passionate about helping Maine’s sustainable businesses thrive and succeed. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Maine by bicycle, connecting with Maine’s great art scene, and shrinking the grass in her yard by building new gardens every year.
erin covey-smith - graphic designer & marketing coordinator
Erin was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH, and though she has lived many places, she has always called coastal New England “home.” She received a BA in English and Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University in Montreal, where she conducted extensive research into nontoxic printmaking techniques. Erin moved to Portland in 2012 and instantly fell in love. Seeking to make a creative contribution to her community, she couldn’t have found a better fit than with Green & Healthy Maine and the SunriseGuide. When not working, you’ll find Erin drawing; “urban-homesteading” in her kitchen; or outside in all seasons, skiing, hiking, gardening, running, or just plain enjoying Maine.