Scott Larson, Owner
- Favorite Spot Before Sunset: On the rocks in front of the inn
- Favorite Spot After Sunset: Visiting with guests on the back porch or by the fire pit
- Favorite Meal in the Restaurant and Pub: Fiona’s Crab Cakes or Firecracker Shrimp, any of the Flatbread Pizzas, and the Balsamic Strawberry Gelato from Maine based Gelato Fiasco
Scott was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and spent most of his early years living and traveling in Southeast Asia. When his father retired to Atlanta, Scott attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and after graduation, began working in corporate events management with The Fun Company. When his wife Corinne was expecting their first daughter, they decided they wanted a different quality of life for their kids. Their search led them to Boothbay Harbor, and to purchasing the Newagen Seaside Inn in 2000.
“We had only five months before we opened in 2001 to make the improvements we envisioned, and so many people said it couldn’t be done. We were moving furniture into place as guests checked in!” Scott remembers.
But for Scott, the Inn is a labor of love. “I first came to Maine on a vacation in my twenties and immediately fell in love,” he remembers. “It was the natural beauty. The simplicity. I’m driven, every day, to recreate that experience for our guests. They come to Newagen for the same reasons I did and I want them to have the same authentic, coastal Maine getaway.”
Scott oversees capital improvements to the Inn and supports his staff as they do what they do best—taking care of the Inn’s guests. “I’m surrounded by great people who love this property as much as I do,” he says. “It’s an honor to share it with our guests.”
Corinne Larson, Owner
- Favorite Cottage: Seahorse Cottage (the most spectacular accommodation in midcoast Maine!)
- Favorite Meal in the Restaurant and Pub: Butternut Squash Ravioli
Corinne was born in San Francisco, raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Sociology. Her career in advertising and marketing led her to her husband, Scott, and her real dream job—Chief Executive Mommy to daughters Maggie and Kate. Corinne and Scott loved being young, single adults in urban Atlanta, but wanted a simpler lifestyle for their children. Corinne had taken a sea kayaking course in Maine and spent her junior year at Bowdoin College. Like Scott, she had never forgotten the charms of Vacationland.
Today, Corinne manages payroll and accounting, and oversees the ongoing interior redesign of the Inn. “The initial renovation, right after we purchased the property, was sweeping and speedy and totally exhausting,” she recalls. “We threw a Grand Opening party in May 2001 before we opened, and our first guest turned out to be a whale that swam slowly, back and forth, in front of the Inn. We were told this was a sure harbinger of good fortune … and that has proven to be true! I knew then and I know now that we made the right decision to move to Boothbay.”
Cherie Scott, Director of Sales & Marketing
- Favorite Spot After Sunset: The balcony at Seahorse cottage — its a private oasis with nothing but the ocean and my thoughts
- Favorite Meal in the Restaurant and Pub: Short Ribs hands down!
Cherie Scott was born and raised in Mumbai, India and relocated to Vancouver, Canada at the age of 16. In her senior year in high school, Cherie won the competitive Michael J. Fox. Performing Arts Scholarship and moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Acting at HB Studios. In her senior year in college, she scored a coveted internship on MSNBC’s top-rated primetime TV show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, where she honed her television production skills. Cherie went on to win the prestigious Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Copy Editing Internship from a pool of 850 applicants and graduated at the top of her class at Rutgers University in 2006.
In 2007 Cherie and her husband Guy became proud parents to Sophia. Soon after Sophia was born, the Scott family relocated to Maine. They fell in love with a beautiful red house overlooking the Damariscotta River in the Boothbay Harbor Region and made it their home.
In her spare time, Cherie enjoys cooking up Indian feasts and reconnecting with her cultural roots on her blog MumbaitoMaine.com.
Cherie is excited to join the Newagen Seaside Inn as the Director of Sales and Marketing, bringing over a decade of hospitality experience in catering, events and sales to the team.
Alyssa Allen, Food & Beverage Director
- Favorite Spot: Sunset Rock, amazing! Go for sunset, not just after!
- Favorite Meal in the Restaurant and Pub: Anything that is brought in for a special. Seasonal ingredients and fresh off the boat items are always exciting!
Alyssa joined our team in September, has grown up in Boothbay Harbor, worked in high-volume hospitality, as well as aboard yachts in the south and Caribbean. She lives in downtown Boothbay Harbor with her son Colby, an elementary school student and Lacrosse player. Her career in hospitality here, has enabled her to make wonderful community connections and friendships with guests and staff alike. She is excited about being a part of this team and the upcoming season!
Maddie Rideout, Event Coordinator