Lisa Martin, MS EcoDev, MBA, brings a wealth of experience to Apex Youth Connection as interim Executive Director. Lisa is principal at Lisa G. Martin & Co., LLC consulting in business and workforce development, training, resource development and grant writing. Lisa retired from her position after 23 years as Executive Director for Manufacturers Association of Maine. Lisa will work closely with the board and staff to expand this organization that has been part of the Biddeford Saco community for 22 years!
Michael Chapman, Program Manager
With a proven track record of success in driving development for growing companies and startups, Michael is a perfect addition to the Apex team leading our developing Apex Builds program and other job readiness efforts. His experience as a classroom teacher and youth development professional lend an even greater contribution. Michael is known to deliver strong communications with a high emotional IQ, adept at cross-functional team building and training, leadership development, and implementing innovative strategies to meet and exceed organizational goals.
Michael leads through influence and has a strong sense of cross-organizational teamwork delivering world-class solutions. His expertise in solving real world problems and transforming operations, combined with his remarkable ability to develop successful relationships will lead Apex to new opportunities with our business and educational partners.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Vermont, with earlier undergraduate studies completed at the University of Southern Maine. The proud father of two daughters, Michael enjoys year-round outdoor sports, including mountain biking, hiking, skiing and is a Maine JHS &HS Basketball Official.
Matthew Baldwin, Administrative & Facilities Support
A better title for Matthew is "Community Servant / Problem Solver" as he has served in the Biddeford community for over 25 years. He is a member of the Biddeford Police who specializes in Crime Scene Investigation and Crash Reconstruction. Matthew also owns his own Forensic Training and Consulting Company. A firm believer in giving back wherever he can, Matthew supports Apex AFTER his full-time job! He is at Apex HQ three days each week in the afternoon. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and off grid traveler.