The Star-Herald

Archer joins Wintergreen Board of Directors

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Josh Archer recently joined the Wintergreen Arts Center Board of Directors. Born in California,  Archer spent his younger years between the Los Angeles area and Bangor, finally settling in Presque Isle while in  high school.

Archer has a long history with the Wintergreen Arts Center dating back to the organization’s beginning in 2006, when he volunteered his technical skills and first introduced film making to the emerging nonprofit.  

Since January 2020, Archer is back at Wintergreen expanding the arts center’s after-school digital arts program in leaps  and bounds. Meeting each student’s individual needs, Archer helps them learn coding, design and other technical skills  through fun, creative activities such as video game development and building robots. 

Sharing his technical knowledge and enthusiasm for all things digital, Archer enjoys teaching kids the joy of learning while discovering their own unique ability to communicate in a more efficient and creative way through technology. 

Archer is an award-winning videographer, writer and photographer with 15 years of experience working in television,  radio, print and web. He believes his life experiences, technical curiosity, and passion for helping others have brought  him home to Wintergreen. 

“Helping these kids discover their talents and experience the thrill of creating makes me happy,” said Archer. “I was once ‘that’ kid who needed understanding. And, if serving on our board, helps make Wintergreen stronger, I am all in.” 

“Josh is a huge talent and an amazing human being,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “His desire  and capacity to help each and every student succeed brings a beautiful perspective to our board of directors.” 

Josh Archer currently resides in Presque Isle with his wife Mallory and their three children, Sophie, Jack and Elliott.

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