Meet the Team
Lauren Girouard, President
Lauren is a born and bred Maine native. Introduced to Greendrinks by a friend a few years back, Lauren regularly attended events and loved how the Portland branch found a way to incorporate some of her favorite things into one event; good people, good causes, and great local beer! Lauren is thrilled to be the new board president. When you see her, definitely say hi!
Bailey is a Maine transplant from Louisville, KY and has lived in the Portland area for the past 11 years. She's been a regular at Greendrinks since she first heard about it in 2013 and frequently drags any mix of friends, family, and co-workers to the events to support local breweries and non-profits. In 2018, her now-husband proposed to her at the May event at Fork Food Lab! Bailey spends her days working to improve the lives of pets and their owners at IDEXX and was thrilled to join the GD board in 2019.
A native New Yorker, Aviva has lived in Maine since 1994 and settled in Portland in 2003. She is the Director of Development and Operations at the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Having attended Portland Greendrinks since it's inception, she couldn't think of a better way to spend a few dollars and a few hours on a Tuesday night. She's an artist, wife, and mother to three adorable redheads.
Courtney moved to Portland in 2004 and attended the first Greendrinks in Portland in 2007 for local beer and great conversation. She has enjoyed watching the group grow so much since. She is excited to continue to be a part of the Greendrinks board. Courtney is an attorney at KIDS LEGAL within Pine Tree Legal Assistance where she represents young (13-24) victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Skiing and bowling occupy her winter while sailing and anything outside occupy her summer.
Ponch has been involved in the outdoor industry and local Maine businesses for over 20 years. He got his start in his nonprofit and outdoor career working for the Chewonki Foundation as an environmental educator and wilderness trip leader. He has been director of an out-of-hospital birthing center, opened stores for Patagonia in NYC, and traveled a bit. Ponch, his wife, and two daughters live on Peaks and just love it. He currently works for Horny Toad and Nau – running the shop in Freeport, setting up warehouse sales and strategizing for those two West Coast brands on the East Coast. One of his favorite things to do is connecting good folks with other good folks.
A Cape Codder washed ashore in Maine, Cory has lived in and around Portland since 2005. For him, it was love at first taste with Greendrinks and he’s excited to help the movement grow. When he’s not busy being a copywriter at Ethos, Cory runs, jumps, and writes some more. He loves his dog, his wife, his identical twin baby schniblets, and always sneezes into the inside of his left elbow.
Ryan, originally from New Hampshire, moved to Portland in 2018 after attending the University of Maine, Orono. Portland had everything he was looking for in a city, not too large, on the water, and within a few hours of the mountains. In the winter, he is at Sugarloaf or alpine touring somewhere in the White Mountains, and the rest of the year, he's on his mountain bike exploring what New England has to offer. He has attended Greendrinks since his move in 2018, and is always excited for a chance to have a beer and meet some new people.