Pierre Le Gall

Born and raised in France, Pierre started his career in advertising agencies, before moving to Maine in 2015 where he works as Marketing Director for CIEE, a study abroad nonprofit organization. At CIEE and with the AFduME, Pierre gets to do what he loves best: helping people connect through language and intercultural exchange.

Jacynthe Blais

Jacynthe Blais Jacques, a native French speaker from the Chaudière-Apalaches region of Québec, has lived and raised her family in Maine for the past 20+ years. While focusing on raising her family, she became acquainted with various local cultural and language programs and later got involved with the French Heritage Language Program activities at the Franco Center, where she taught …

Thierry Yungenge

Originally from Burundi, Thierry Yungenge has been in Portland for two years. He is the Director of Internal Audit at UNUM Group. He is happy to join the AFduME Board to help us promote the French culture and language, while helping to build bridges with the Burundian community. Thierry is also on the board of an association that provides training …

Camden Martin

I am from Lewiston Auburn and my oirigins come from French Canada. I spent two years in higschool in the South of France in Nîmes. Furthermore, I did my superior education studying protection of the environment at Saint Félicien in the lake Saint John region of Québec. I work now at Museum LA in Lewiston, where teach anbout the industrial …

Louis-Pierre Lachapelle

I am originally from Montreal, Quebec and lived In Nantes and Rome where I met my wife, Heidi. In the past 10 years or so, we have lived in various places in the United States and are currently living in Portland, Maine with our daughter Chloé who recently turned 2. We are raising her in French and English so she …

Nathalie Gorey

Nathalie is a native French speaker, originally from Normandy, but she was born and grew up until the age of 11 in Côte d’ivoire. After graduating from the University of Angers in the Pays de Loire region of France with her Master’s degree in Applied Languages to International Business and spending her final year studying in Ireland with the Erasmus …