Marge returned to Maine in 1981 after her husband, Bobby retired from the Air Force. She started at the Western Maine Association for Retarded Citizens a year later as a Developmental Trainer at Our House under the supervision of Kathy Cordes and Bill White. After working third shift for a couple of years, she moved on to the day shift and has many fond memories of the original 6 residents, Francis, Ikey, Mark, Debbie, Willie and Irving. There was never a dull moment on Anson Street back then. She learned to be nimble and quick while guarding her coffee cup from being liberated. WMARC later became known as Life Enrichment Advancing People or LEAP. DT’s became Direct Support Professionals or DSP’s. Marge later added dietary duties to her role and began making menus and grocery shopping for the four LEAP programs. She also did the agencies payroll by hand and ensured all of the staff got paid accurately each week. In 2002, Marge was asked to be the Office Coordinator at the Central Office Located at Farmington Falls Road and she remains in this role today. Although she is semi-retired after being of service to LEAP for almost 40 years, she continues to work Part Time at the Central Office and is only a phone call away when we need her.
When she’s not acting as the “Face Of LEAP” at the front desk, she enjoys time with her three grown children, six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. Marge is a member of the Fairbanks Union Church and serves on the BOD of the Fairbanks Schoolhouse Association.