A graduate of Kents Hill School and the University of Maine, Matt Crane began his career at Kents Hill in 1995 in the math department and in communications, where he edited and designed Kents Hill Today Magazine. He was the varsity baseball coach and assistant coach for football. He soon shifted to the admissions office, where he became director on 1999 until his departure in 2003. Following a year completing his masters in Educational Leadership from Tufts University, Matt served for two years as the Director of Admissions at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC.
Matt married Mary Sheridan in 2004 and their son, Finn, was born in 2005 while they were in North Carolina. Mary, a local veterinarian, purchased Winthrop Veterinary Hospital in 2006 and Matt returned to Kents Hill assuming the Role of Director of Advancement.
Lori Putnam Associate Director of Advancement
University of Massachusetts, B.F.A.
University of Southern Maine, M.A. University of Southern Maine, C.A.S. 207-685-1657
Lori received a BFA in Studio Art from U Mass, Amherst; an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine; and later a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration from USM. Lori was as an art teacher, assistant principal and then principal at two Maine public high schools before coming to Kents Hill School in 2009. The small community, commitment to every student and appreciation for each student’s uniqueness is what drew her to Kents Hill.
Her role as the Assistant Director of Advancement focuses on helping to ensure the School's fiscal health and capacity to offer progressive and innovative teaching to a diverse group of young men and women. Lori assists the Director in management of the Advancement Office, oversees the Kents Hill Fund, and is Editor of the Kents Hill Today.
Josh graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1995 and served in the United States Army as a commission officer. Following his military service and a number of years in corporate sales and non-profit development, Josh returned with his wife and children to his home state of Maine.
As the Director of Leadership Giving, Josh is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with major gift donors and supporting the ongoing capital campaigns that drive the growth and prosperity of Kents Hill School. Josh is a competitive skier and fulfills his passion for student athletes and ski racing as the Assistant Varsity Coach of the Kents Hill Alpine Team.
Shelley B. Nadeau
Advancement Events, Media, and Stewardship Coordinator