Monique Bouchard

Account Manager & Content Creator

Monique Bouchard grew up playing beside the banks of the Penobscot River in Old Town. After a brief exodus to Washington State after graduating from UMaine with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, she’s happily lived within a few blocks of her childhood home since.

Having worked in marketing and communications for two decades, Monique has focused on helping nonprofit, educational, and small business organizations share their stories with the world. Monique’s understanding of modern online technologies, particularly website development, enables organizations to share their stories in easily accessible, efficient, and inspiring ways.

Monique’s natural curiosity and diverse interests -music, religion, history, costumes, theatre, poetry, literature, food, games, and design- provide fuel and inspiration for all aspects of her life, both personal and professional.

Locals may see her dressed in Victorian undergarments leading folks through Bangor’s Devil’s Half Acre during one of her frequent portrayals as Fan Jones, the region’s most notorious madam of the 1800’s, for the Bangor Historical Society. Monique lives in a big house across the street from her parents, shared with her husband, son, countless books and costumes, and a perpetually cross two-foot-long bearded dragon named Westley Spikes.

Trivia!

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Entertainment
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
Mysterious Ways - U2
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What is the best memory from the first concert you ever went to?
My best friend and I went to see Ani Defranco at UMaine during the 1990s. I immediately loved her music and energy - all this intensity coming from such a tiny person in denim overalls!
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Who is your favorite superhero and why?
I'm partial to Starfire of Teen Titans. She has such a persistent belief in the goodness of things and people, she's very smart, even if a little naive. I'm really fond of her penchant for mixed metaphors, since Earthing is her second language. They always delight me.
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What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
An episode of Black Mirror. I like science fiction but admit that these always skirt the line terribly close to science fact.
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Science & Nature
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Walking by the ocean.
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Geography
If you could go any where in the world where would you go and why?
I'd go wherever my closest friends are. Might be somewhere exotic, might be my kitchen.
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History
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A medieval eel pie with the eel heads sticking out of it in the form of a Saint Catherine's wheel. It was delicious.
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Arts & Literature
Describe yourself in 3 words
Noisy. Extrovert. Instigator.
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Entertainment
What is your favorite movie quote?
"I know."
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What TV sitcom family would you be a member of?
Firefly. Crew is the same as family right? (I know it's not a sitcom, but I don't really watch sitcoms.)
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Sports & Leisure
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
A 16th century Dutch delft tile featuring a shepherdess with snails at her feet.
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History
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Interesting.
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Sports & Leisure
What’s your favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms (sweet) and Raisin Bran (less sweet)
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History
What are you most proud of?
My kid is really kind to other people. That feels like the most important thing I can offer the world, and as such, I'm most proud of him.
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Sports & Leisure
If you could trade your car in for any vehicle, what would it be?
A 1960s era El Camino painted black or green. With a Tesla engine.