Leah is a communications strategist and coach with a focus on social impact. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs and artists on the coast of Maine, she brings a love for the intersection of creativity and commerce to all of her work. Leah is the Founder of Craft, where she works with entrepreneurs and organizations to amplify their impact through a marketing and communications lens.
At the core of her approach is a belief in the power of being boldly who you are. She helps clients get clear on what matters to them and build tools and strategies to share that with the world. She offers an outside lens and takes a proactive approach to communications and marketing, helping clients get ahead of content opportunities and build processes and systems that integrate communications thinking into the fabric of their business.
Leah holds a BS (Honors) from Babson College in Business Management and leverages the discipline of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® in her approach and outlook. She is a founding member of the Camden International Film Festival where she also served on the Board of Directors and as the Vice Chair, a member of the Board of Directors for the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine and is currently directing and co-producing the documentary film project Criminal.
She has appeared on Greenlight Maine as a judge and mentor, serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Women’s Business Center at CEI, and has created content for DownEast Magazine, Maine Women’s Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace, and Documentary Magazine. Having returned to Maine after 8 years living and working in NYC, Leah swears by year-round outdoor adventures and believes strongly in the power of media to effect positive change.
Weirdest job: When I was little, my dad hired me to pick our blackberries every summer. 50 cents/ tupperware. Totally worth the scratches.
First concert: Phish. (Also my first contact high).
Favorite food: Tie. Sautéed rainbow chard and Maine crabmeat.
Happy place: Under the stars.
Why Maine? Home. Best place on earth. And did I mention the crabmeat?