Daniel Aiken, Esq.

Daniel G. Aiken, Esq. is from and resides in Lincoln, Maine. Dan is a 1968 graduate of the University of Maine and received his law degree from Suffolk University in 1972. He was a General Practitioner from 1972 until 1995.

In 1989, Dan founded Gateway Title and remains owner and President of the company today. He has more than 40 years of experience in transactional real estate. He is very close with his three children and his grandchildren. Dan likes his toys, spending time in Texas and at his camp in the northern Maine woods.

John Kirk, Esq.

John was born in New Hampshire and spent most of his childhood living between Colorado and Vermont. John graduated from Middlebury College in 1986 with a degree in Political Science. He graduated from Vermont Law School with a Master in Studies of Law degree in 1991 and his Juris Doctor in 1992.

After ten years as a solo practitioner and then an attorney for a small title company in Vermont, John joined Gateway Title in September of 2003 as Title Counsel. Now as General Counsel and Vice President John is the primary attorney for Gateway Title. He is responsible for every aspect of the title process and is also involved with marketing and business development.

John teaches continuing education classes several times per year for real estate brokers, lenders and attorneys. He has three children, Charlotte, Marshall and MacLean, and enjoys fly fishing, skiing and hunting.

Kortney Aiken-Theriault

Kortney grew up in both Lincoln, Maine and Goliad, Texas. She graduated from the University of Maine in 1999. In 2000, her father asked her if she wanted to “learn the business.” She started at Gateway Title learning how to conduct title searches at the Registry of Deeds. In 2001, Kortney began working in the Bangor office and soon learned to process loans and conduct closings. She and Nichole work well together and have created great business relationships within the Bangor area for the past 12 years. She works in both the Lincoln and Bangor locations and enjoys traveling throughout New England as a “Dance Mom” with her daughter. She currently lives in Enfield with her husband Peter, daughter Delaney, Golden Retriever Zoey and their very egocentric cat, Simon.

Nichole Jipson-Soucy

Nichole was raised in Burlington, Maine and currently resides in West Enfield with her husband Francis. Nichole has spent her entire career with Gateway Title. She was introduced to our Lincoln office in 1996 and shortly transferred to help with the opening and management of our office in Bangor, where she remains. Her knowledge and commitment to customer satisfaction helps to bring Gateway Title to the forefront of our industry. Nichole is licensed with the Maine Bureau of Insurance as a Limited Title Insurance Producer.

When not in title and closing mode, Nichole enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Carl Willoughby

Carl is a Marketing Director and covers the Central, northern, Downeast and Midcoast regions of our state. He is also a closing specialist who believes the closing should be an experience for the lender’s customer, so he travels the entire state to make that happen. He has been with Gateway Title since 2007 and before that spent nearly thirty years working in the automobile business.

Carl loves being at home and spending time with his best friend and wife, Rhonda. He also loves spending time with his family and friends, especially his three grandsons. His passion has always been playing his drums and he currently plays with the praise and worship team at his church.

Su Leigh

Su is our Marketing Director for Central and Mid-Coast Maine, with over 20 years of solid real estate industry experience. She believes strongly in the American dream of home ownership and the spirit of community it fosters. Su and her partner Jeff Hanson(a native Mainer) recently moved from Colorado to be near his young daughter. Avid animal lovers, their family also includes their rescued dogs and cats. She is thrilled to meet the people and to explore this great state.

Su is the mother of grown daughters, a visual artist(painter), creative gourmet cook and an avid sports fan. She volunteers with animal welfare organizations and Habitat for Humanity. Her guilty pleasure is watching Jeopardy! in the evenings.

Kris Aiken

Kris was born in Bangor and grew up in Lincoln. In the eighth grade, his mother and stepfather moved he and his sisters to Texas. He returned to Maine for his junior and senior years of high school at Mattanawcook Academy, where he graduated in 1991. He spent his first year of college at the University of Maine at Augusta as a music major until he realized he didn’t really want to be a music teacher – he wanted to be in a band.

Kris moved back to Texas and attended college in San Marcos, near Austin, the live music capital of the world. He spent 10 years in a band playing music full time, making albums and touring throughout the Southwest. In 2009, he returned to Maine and started working for his father at Gateway Title as an abstractor and closing agent. He then attended college for Information Technology, which is one of his many jobs. Kris lives in Lincoln with his wife Alycia and their daughter Georgianna.

Amanda Brown

Amanda was born and raised in the small town of Burlington, Maine and now resides in Howland with her husband Danny, daughters Miranda and Christine, and their Golden Retriever Bella.

Amanda originally joined the Gateway Title team in 1999 and after five years decided to try her hand at mortgage processing. She has now returned to our Gateway family. Having the combined experience with both the lending side of the business and the title side makes Amanda a valuable asset to our company.

In her personal time, Amanda enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Barbara Norris

Barbara has been a paralegal in Bangor for more than forty years. In her leisure time, she enjoys the company of family and friends.

Deena Crocker

Deena was born and raised in Lee, Maine. She raised her two sons there until 2006, at which time they moved to Lincoln. She loves being outside, whether it be off-roading, boating, fishing, hiking or simply relaxing. She especially enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Karen Strout

Karen is from Hampden, Maine and now lives in Cornville where she and her husband have a working dairy farm. They and their three boys are very active in 4H.

Karen worked for Gateway Title in the Waterville office from 2005-2008, when she took time off to spend with her sons and help her husband on the farm. She returned to Gateway Title in 2012 and is an abstractor and closing agent in our Waterville office.

LeeAnn Rideout

LeeAnn grew up in the little town of Winn, Maine with an older sister and two older brothers. She graduated from Lee Academy in Lee, Maine. Leeann has 15 years of customer service experience and brings that to our clients at Gateway Title. Together, she and her partner have four children who are involved in numerous activities at school. She enjoys snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family. LeeAnn is very outgoing and looks forward to continuing her career at Gateway Title.

Peggy Williams

Peggy started working for Gateway Title in 2006, bringing her years of experience in the real estate field with her. She first worked as a processor and loan officer at a bank, and began doing real estate closings in 1999. She loves interacting with the people that she works with.

Peggy was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She moved to Maine in 2004 to be closer to her grandchildren (and their parents too, of course). In her spare time, she loves working in her vegetable garden, canning and putting up goods for winter and spending time with her grandchildren.

Shannon Jordan

Shannon grew up in the “bright lights” of Prentiss in northern Maine, graduating from Lee Academy in 1996 at the young age of 16. She went on to attend Husson College for two years, studying Executive Administration and Information Processing. After graduating from Husson in 1998, she moved to Lincoln and worked for a local law firm until the birth of her daughter in 2000. After taking a short break from the working world, she became employed at Gateway Title in November of 2001. In December 2007 she took a few months off from work for the birth of her son. She has worked as the Abstracting Coordinator since her return, and opens each file for all of our branches from the Lincoln office. Shannon also works two part-time jobs from home and has recently completed her Associate Broker course.

When she’s not working, you can usually find her enjoying her children’s sporting events or spending time with family and friends.

Shirley Porter

Shirley grew up in Enfield where she lives with her family today. She is an Eastern Maine Technical College graduate with an Associates Degree in Business Management. Shirley returned to the team at Gateway Title after a change in direction in her career with a local paper mill. After being away from the real estate world for a time, she is diving back in. Her prior ten years of experience with Gateway Title seems to be coming right back.

When not busy at work, Shirley enjoys relaxing at the lake with her husband Chuck, their two children, Brody and Josh, and their Yellow Lab Ruger.

Stacey Beals

Stacey was born and raised in The County. After she graduated from Central Aroostook Junior/Senior High School in Mars Hill, she moved to Georgia, where she began her real estate career. Working for a real estate agency for nearly 14 years, she covered many different aspects of the real estate world, including selling, title work, and work in the foreclosure market. She currently boasts more than 20 years of experience in real estate.

Stacey has three children, two step-children, and one grandchild. She loves spending time with her husband and family, reading, tending to her garden and shopping for shoes.

Tiffani Bires

Born and raised in the small coastal town of Sorrento, Maine, Tiffani is a true “DownEaster.” She attended Sumner Memorial High School where she participated in team sports, the arts, and other extracurricular activities including band and Varsity soccer. After graduating in 1989, Tiffani joined the work force in the clerical field and then later attended the University of Maine. While deciding on her future career, Tiffani began working in the mortgage industry, working with area mortgage companies and then creating her own team as manager and owner at Fireside Mortgage in Bucksport.

After taking time off to raise her son Cooper, she re-entered the workforce, bringing her experience and knowledge of the mortgage industry to Gateway Title in 2015.

Tiffani lives in Bucksport with her husband Troy, their son, and two dogs, Niko and Nelli. When not working, she enjoys spending time on Flanders Pond at Camp Scallywags.

Stephanie Berry

Stephanie grew up in Scarborough, Maine, then went to college at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, transferred for her last year to Lyndon State College in Vermont, and graduated with a B.S. in Music Performance and Business. (She plays the bassoon.) She lived in Vermont for five and a half years before moving back to Maine in 2015. She came to Gateway Title in June of 2016 with ten years of banking/mortgage lending experience. She now lives in Gorham with her sweetie Michael and their dog Stella, a Border Collie/Black lab.

Meghan King

Meghan was raised in West Enfield, Maine with two sisters and one brother. She joined the Gateway Title team in April of 2016 and is anxious to see where this career path takes her!

In her personal time, Meghan spends her time with family and friends. She enjoys being outside whether it be at the lake or ocean, and traveling. She has a love for animals, especially her cat, Marmalade.

Theresa Dolan

Theresa was born and raised in Portland and now calls Gorham home. She comes to Gateway Title as a seasoned processor and closer, having over 25 years’ experience in real estate transactions and title work.

When not working, she can be found outside doing most anything from kayaking on LakeWebb to walking Back Bay, and any other adventure that might come her way.

Richard Jones

Richard was born and raised inHolden, Maine. He graduated from Brewer High School in 2012 and then went on to graduate Husson University in 2016 with a degree in paralegal studies. He started working as an abstractor at Gateway Title in June of 2016.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Red Sox games, swimming and going to concerts.

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor grew up in Lincoln and graduated form Mattanawcook Academy in 2012. In her free time, she enjoys spending it with family and friends. She has spent the last few years working in Customer Service and joined the Gateway team in April of 2016.

Adria Stewart

Adria was born and raised in Lincoln, Maine. She graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 2010 and started at the University of Maine with her business degree in accounting. She joined the Gateway Title team in June of 2016. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.

Danielle Jenkins

Danielle was born and raised in Lincoln, but after college decided to spread her wings and traveled throughout the Eastern parts of the United States. She settled down and had her daughters, Madison, now 18 and a freshman at Husson University, and Carley, 16 and a sophomore at Penobscot Valley High School. The three reside in Howland where they are active in their community. When not at Gateway, you will most likely find her reading a good book on her porch over looking the river or spending time enjoying the everyday gifts with friends and family.