Gail Thibault

NVME graduate Gail Thibault standing next to a building, smiling.

Thanks to New Ventures Maine’s (NVME) Financing Your Future class and the Family Development Account (FDA) matched savings program, Gail was able to go back to college part-time while working full-time and graduate debt-free. Gail graduated debt-free in 2010 with her Associate Degree. She then went to work in the office at Lane Construction. She is currently working toward a Bachelor degree in business at Husson.

Gail has been an active ambassador for NVME for five years, and is a dedicated spokesperson for them.  She has helped to plan the annual Totally Trades conference for girls in Presque Isle and also presents workshops at the event.  Gail has also helped plan the ALL for Women leadership conference. Gail is a prime example of how to “pay it forward.”  She took what she learned, and has used it to benefit others.

“New Ventures Maine helped give me the chance to succeed and not just survive. I’m thankful I can help others know that opportunity is available to them also.”

Note: Financing your Future can now be found under the title My Money Works in the class schedule.