photo_leadershipBoard of Directors

Mark G. Carter - President

Mark is a licensed Architect having worked in the profession since 1981 and in private practice since 1993. He has organized and led numerous volunteer construction projects throughout Northern Maine and Central America. Neighbors First, Inc. is born of the desire to extend God's hand of compassion by designing and building to meet the needs of our poor and marginalized neighbors, whether near or far.

Patrick Ballard - Treasurer

Patrick is the owner of a full service general contracting business, having worked in the construction field since 1988 and as a business owner since 1998. Patrick has been involved with short-term missions efforts in Guatemala, Africa, and in Northern Maine. He is also on the governing board of a local youth camp.

Rick Duncan - Secretary

Rick has been a Funeral Director for over 30 years. His desire to share Christ's love by meeting the physical needs of people who suffer from poverty has led him to Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Africa. He is also the president of a local Hospice organization.

Dave Whitaker - Director

Dave has worked in the produce business for over 30 years and is currently the vice-president of Maine Farmers Exchange. He has been extensively involved with construction related work in Guatemala and Nicaragua, as well as local relief and ministry work. Dave is also an active youth leader.

Josh Cheney - Director

Josh is a real estate agent and information systems consultant. Josh serves on the board of directors of a local youth camp and has worked on relief and construction related projects in Haiti and Guatemala.

Gabe Cheney - Director

Gabe is a National Guardsman, and owner of a small construction company. Gabe has worked on numerous construction related projects in Central America and in Northern Maine. He is also on the board of directors of a local youth camp, and an active youth leader.