On April 12, 2013, Maine's Credit Unions launched the 2013 Young & Free Maine Spokester Search.

2012 Spokester, Kylie Keene, announced the search

Announcing the finalists

Our amazing applicants

From April 12 to May 24, eight talented young adults applied for the 2013 Young & Free Maine Spokester position. We wish to thank each and everyone of them for their tremendous effort!


Our four finalists

After a rigorous internal selection process, the top four finalists were announced on June 7, 2013. During the voting period, Joshua Hesseltine, Lauren Reeves, Kristen Russell and Taylor Ussery did everything in their power to get attention and draw voters into the site!


The big surprise

On June 21, 2013, Lauren Reeves was offered the job.