Molly Lovell-Keely, managing editor at Mainely Media LLC, has been with the company since 2005 where she started as a reporter for the Kennebunk Post. She has reported for or edited all of the company's papers at one time or another.
She received her associate degree in liberal arts from Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., a two-year women's school. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree in media studies at the University of Southern Maine.
If she didn't work for a newspaper, Molly says she would pursue a career that involves animals. She lives with a sun conure, cat, leopard gecko, hermit crabs and four parakeets in addition to her husband, Brian, who owns a restaurant in downtown Biddeford, and her stepdaughter, Brianna.
Molly is president of PEO Chapter E, Kennebunk (www.peointernational.org) and a founding member of Pepperell Mills Paranormal Ghost Tours.
Michael Kelley has been covering the municipal, education and community news in Scarborough for the Scarborough Leader since 2011. His work has appeared in weekly newspapers in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Kelley was born and raised in Portland, where he currently lives. In 2006 he graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communications with a minor in sociology from Saint Michael’s College, a small liberal arts college in Colchester, Vt. While at Saint Michael’s College, he won Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his work with the echo, the online student magazine.
Kelley enjoys staying active and giving back to his community. Since moving back to Maine in 2010, he has volunteered with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Telling Room, a student writing center in downtown Portland, a Habitat for Humanity housing project in Westbrook and the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland. He has also participated in events that benefit Homes for Our Troops, the Francis Peabody Center, the Easter Seals, STRIVE, the American Cancer Society and the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.