Caitlyn is originally from Dixmont, Maine, where she grew up exploring the forests and fields with her two sisters, planting herb and flower gardens with her mom, and birdwatching with her dad. She attended the University of Maine in Orono, and then moved with her husband to southern Maine for a number of years before returning to settle in Dixmont.
Caitlyn is a hobby beekeeper who has served on the boards of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and the Maine State Beekeepers Association. That interest in education led to her obtaining her teaching certification and working as a fourth grade teacher in a local elementary school. While there, she helped develop and implement a garden program.
Caitlyn has also worked for Peacemeal Farm for several years. She credits her time there, both on the farm and at markets, to connecting her to the work that she finds most rewarding. She very much looks forward to working for MOFGA.
Caitlyn and her husband, Shane, live in Dixmont with their two children.
A native of Skowhegan and now a resident of Monroe, McGuire focused on digital arts at College of the Atlantic and then fell into farming and programming. She is enjoying having her own little farm.