Community Development Officer
Projects

As a Community Development Officer, Kendra Jo leads our Broadband team as they work to achieve national average connectivity for all island and coastal communities in Maine. She also provides support to our Island Fellows, Energy, and Aquaculture teams. 

Kendra Jo is no stranger to the Island Institute’s mission. She first came to Maine, by way of her home state of West Virginia, as an Island Fellow on Islesboro in 2013. During her fellowship, she worked to connect island families to readily available resources on the mainland and revive the Social Services Liaison at the Islesboro Town Office. In the years since her fellowship, Kendra Jo worked for the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association as the Community Programs and Operations Manager. She holds a BA in Human Development & Family Studies with a concentration in Rural Families from the University of Connecticut.

Kendra Jo currently resides in Brunswick with her feline-allergic husband and daydreams of owning a cat.

Mobile: (304) 203-8649

Work: (207) 594-9209 ext. 153

Email: kgrindle@islandinstitute.org