Meet the Team
We are CrateFull of Maine, curators of Maine made goods. CrateFull of Maine is an easy and fun way to discover some of the best local products made in Maine. Delivered seasonally, each CrateFull of Maine shows up at your doorstep with authentic products that any lover of Maine can enjoy.
Started by three makers passionate about the State of Maine— John Turner, Chris Avantaggio and Nathan O’Leary wanted to make it easier to put small businesses and Maine makers in front of new audiences and promote Maine’s creative economy.
John Turner (on the left) is the founder of Traps Eyewear. He is repurposing oak lobster traps to make sunglasses, cufflinks, tie bars and authentic accessories with a nod to the past. Chris Avantaggio (middle) is the founder of LiveME, an iconic Maine-lifestyle brand that celebrates the state and its endless activities. Nathan O’Leary (on the right), is a “digital maker” and the founder of Mainely SEO, a digital marketing and web design firm in Portland, Maine. He helps Maine small businesses navigate the internet to help their brands grow and stand out.
We hope that this project introduces you to some of the amazing small businesses, entrepreneurs, and creative minds of Maine. Thank you for stopping by,
John, Chris & Nate.