11/18/2019 OUT cast
Our guests are Rainbow Business Professional Association (RBPA) Board Members Mitch, ￼Michael, and Katie.
Mitch is a Financial Advisor and Vice President of Wealth Management with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Mitch became Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee in June of 2013 and Treasurer in November 2013 and is the current President of RBPA. Mitch graduated from Syracuse University in 1990, and promptly moved to NYC. While living in NYC he did volunteer work for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In 1998 Mitch relocated to Los Angeles where he spent a large portion of his free time working for MZA Events which puts together the LA AIDS Walk. In February of 2004 he moved to Vermont for a career opportunity and to supervise the continuing health of his parents who retired to Vermont in 1989. Mitch moved from Vermont to Maine in June of 2014.
Michael is a true New Englander. Born and raised in Lexington Massachusetts, he has also resided in Connecticut and New Hampshire before relocating to Maine in 2004. Michael is an Associate Broker for Excellence Realty in Portland and a licensed massage therapist with a private practice in Portland, Integrity Bodyworks.
Michael resides in Portland with his husband, Steven. Michael & Steven were the first same sex couple to be legally married in Maine in December of 2012. Michael is passionately involved in the LGBTQIA community in Portland. He was a founding member of Pride Portland and the Pride Parade Chairperson from 2014 to 2016. He joined RBPA in 2017 and is currently the Vice President; he is also an active volunteer for Equality Maine. In his down time you will find Michael cooking, entertaining, camping, gardening, and spending time with his husband Steven; and his daughters, Katie and Carolyn.
Katie is a bookkeeper and tax preparer with Integrated Tax Consultants in Portland. She joined the RBPA Board in 2015 as the Auction Co-Chair, eventually taking over as full Chairperson. Katie graduated Westfield State University in 2007 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and the ability to solve a Rubik’s Cube, both of which make her parents very proud. A Massachusetts native, she moved to Maine in 2014 seeking a change of pace and new adventures. Now, when not sorting through numbers, she is trying some new recipe in her kitchen, visiting family all over New England, plotting her next big trip, or at home with a ball of yarn and her cat. Her local claim to fame is being the daughter of Michael Snell and Steven Bridges, the first same-sex couple married in Maine.
WMPG 90.9 FM
WMPG, LGBTQ, OUT cast, RBPA, Michael Snell, Stephen Bridges
Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WMPG 90.9 FM, "11/18/2019 OUT cast" (2019). OUT cast. 49.