Behind Decor Maine

Proudly women-founded and led, meet the team that works alongside our talented contributors to bring every issue of Decor Maine to life.

Editorial Team

Susan Grisanti

Publisher & Editorial Director

Susan loves old, beautiful buildings—and has brought three nineteenth century buildings back to their former glory—most recently restoring an 1895 building on Munjoy Street. Susan brings over fifteen years of experience in the publishing world to her newest venture, Decor Maine. Her proudest, most rewarding position by far however, is as mother to her three children, Cara, Casey, and Jack.

Miranda Valentine

Associate Publisher

Currently renovating a cottage on the coast of Maine, Miranda has returned her focus to her love of living beautifully after a 15-year corporate detour leading strategy for some of the world’s largest brands. Unabashedly obsessed with her French Bulldog Penelope and vintage cookbooks, she has never, ever, met a French gilt mirror she didn’t love.

Anna Mangum

Assistant Editor

Anna is a recent grad from Bates College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. She grew up in Atlanta, where she realized her love of writing and traveling. Anna also loves skiing and hiking, and appreciates the balance of living in a city with the access to mountains that Portland offers.

Kaylie Thompson

Art Director

Kaylie received her MFA in Film and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She returned to her native state of Maine to work as the production designer for an independent film company. Her work and interests run the gamut from printmaking to handcrafted stop motion animation. If she is not creating, you can find her basking in one of Maine’s bodies of water.

Briana Hadorn

Production Manager

Exploring the world and learning from it with her husband and toddler fuels Briana’s spontaneous lifestyle. Her organized and intentional work, however, gives her balance. With an extensive background in art and social services, she combines her love of creative expression with her desire to help others turn beautiful ideas into realities.

Heather O'Day

Special Projects Coordinator

Between watering and wrangling her rambling cottage garden, Heather keeps tabs on all of the exciting projects in development at Decor Maine. A graduate of Endicott College with a master’s in business administration, she writes about furnishings, food, and flowers from the ranch she shares with her husband and rescue pup in rural Maine.

Sales Team

Nicole Barna

Director of Advertising and Sponsorship

Nicole’s spent her career producing – films, creative projects, events, marketing programs, and revenue for the Fortune 500 clients and successful publications she’s been involved with. As a homeowner, she found inspiration in Decor Maine for her DIY projects before joining the team in 2021. She’s proud to be a licensed boat captain. She loves winning sail races and all outdoor adventures. Although she’s not a “Mainer,” she’s lived in Maine longer than any other place. She also has a passion for shaking up great conversations and cocktails!

Kasey Elliott Maher

Sales Account Manager

With over 15 years of experience in sales, Kasey excels in building authentic, consultative relationships that guide her clients to success. Outside of work, Kasey enjoys nature walks with her dog Maya, leading yoga safaris in Kenya, meditation, and lively dance parties. Her life is further brightened by her husband and two (very energetic) sons. Kasey’s unique blend of professional acumen, personal passions, and a zest for life make her an invaluable member of our team and a cherished partner to our advertisers.