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. 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.

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.

David West, Esq.

David grew up in Gorham and currently resides in Standish. David earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Ithaca College and his Juris Doctor from the University Of Maine School Of Law. Prior to joining Gateway Title in September 2020, David represented lending institutions in real estate and litigation matters for one of the country’s largest law firms. David is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and is a board member of the Watchic Lake Association.

In his free time David enjoys kayaking, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

James Gibbons, Esq.

James has worked in the real estate industry for over fifteen years. Prior to joining Gateway Title in September 2020, James represented institutional lenders in real estate litigation in courts throughout the State of Maine, traveling to York, Caribou, and everywhere in between.

James graduated from Siena College with a degree in Political Science and a certificate in Environmental Science, and later earned his Juris Doctor from Touro Law School. James is admitted to practice law in Maine and New York.

Prior to working in the real estate industry, James was an environmental consultant in New York, N.Y. and worked on various remediation projects in buildings that were severely damaged by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

James enjoys living in Maine and when not working, he can be found playing hockey in various Hockey Leagues or spending time outside with his family.

Lexi Scott

Lexi serves as Gateway’s Account Executive for Greater Bangor, Northern, and Downeast Maine. Lexi has a strong background in title insurance and real estate closings. She has traveled all over the state of Maine closing real estate transactions. From Greenville to Machias, Portland to Presque Isle – she has been there!

Prior to working in the title sector, Lexi was a Real Estate Agent in the Mid-Maine region. Her transactional experience gives her a unique perspective on title issues and working with buyers and sellers. She is passionate about providing an exceptional level of service to all of her clients.

In her downtime, Lexi loves to take advantage of Maine’s outdoors kayaking, golfing, fishing, and hiking.


Kelly C. Sullivan, Esq.*

Kelly serves as Gateway’s Account Executive for southern Maine and New Hampshire. She is an attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has over 16 years of real estate and closing experience. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Political Science degree in 2001 and went on to earn her law degree from Roger Williams University School of law in 2004. After working pro bono for the Family Law Project for Battered Women in Boston for a year, Kelly joined a small family-run law firm in Rhode Island and discovered her passion for real estate. In 2007 she started her own practice, handling real estate transactions throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Kelly and her family relocated to South Berwick, Maine and she joined the Gateway team in April 2019. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her husband and daughter and friends, enjoying all that Maine has to offer!

Kim Chilton

Kim serves as an Account Executive for Gateway Title in York and Cumberland Counties. Kim worked as a mortgage broker for twelve years, before making the transition to title in 2015, and then joining Gateway in 2021. Kim has done closings, written and taught CEU classes for Realtors all over the great state of Maine.

With strong ties to the community, Kim is an active Kennebunk Rotarian and Past President, most recently 2019 to 2021. Kim is also active with the York County Council of Realtors and the Kennnebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

A Maine native, she grew up in Maryland and returned to Portland as a teenager. Eventually, she settled in York County and made Arundel her home, where she raised her daughter Leigh.

In her free time, she enjoys her family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, entertaining, gardening, painting or just being quiet on the beach, her favorite place in the world.

Blake Wright

Blake is an account executive with Gateway Title, coming into the game from a background as a Real Estate Agent in Eastern Maine, Banking in Charlotte, North Carolina, and variety of sales based positions. Blake grew up in Downeast Maine, learned the foundations of business, customer service, and creative problem solving working alongside his Father and his family business a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years. Blake loves entrepreneurship, he’s a supporter and advocate for small business.

In 2020, Blake graduated from The University of Southern Maine with a BA in Theatre, and enjoys acting on stage and behind the screen. Blake also enjoys fitness, hunting, traveling, art, and spending time with his friends and family.

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.

Ashley Levesque

Born and raised in Millinocket, Maine, Ashley now resides in Bowerbank with her boyfriend JR, her Chocolate Lab Daisy, and crazy kitty Gizzy.  She graduated from Stearns High School in 2002. Ashley joined Gateway Title in 2020, bringing a strong background in title insurance and real estate closings. Ashley  loves to binge-watch Netflix, read, spend time outdoors, and play with her dog and cat.

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.

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 2012. She currently lives in Milford and 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.

April Kerr

April grew up in Bowdoinham Maine and graduated Mt. Ararat High School in 2000. She now resides in Brewer with her husband and dogs.

April enjoys spending time outside, either hiking or mountain biking  and attending family gatherings with her 4 sisters and 12 nieces and nephews.

Wendy Merrill

Wendy was born in Bangor, Maine and now resides in Carmel with her husband, Frank.

She worked as an office administrator and in customer service for many years before joining the Gateway Title team  in October of 2020. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her close friends and family. She loves camping, hiking, fishing and spending time outdoors

Kristofer 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.

Richard Jones

Richard was born and raised in Holden, 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.

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.

Meghan Tanner

Born and raised in Central Florida, Meghan graduated from George Jenkins High School in 2004. From there, she joined ICT Group Inc., specializing in telemarketing services.  Meghan fell in love with Maine and made the big move up here, followed by her family.

Meghan was in the banking industry for almost 10 years when she joined the Gateway team in April of 2019. Meghan brings with her over 15 years of exceptional customer service. When she is not working Meghan is enjoying Maine’s beautiful outdoors in the summer with her son and family. She loves camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming. When winter is here, she’s enjoying ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Mallori Cichon

Mallori grew up in Meriden, Connecticut where she graduated from Maloney High School in 2012. Mallori now lives in Brooks, Maine with her fiancé. She worked as a retail manager for 5 years until she and her fiancé decided to make the move to Maine in July 2021 where she joined Gateway as a processor!

When she is not working, Mallori loves being outdoors & experiencing the beauty of Maine as well as spending time with her baby niece.

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.

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.

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.

Virginia Hafford

Virginia was born in Lincoln & shares her home there with her husband, daughter (when she is home from college), two dogs, and cat.  Virginia studied at the University of Maine in Orono. Before joining Gateway in 2019, Virginia worked in healthcare and the customer service industry for many years.  She enjoys working and interacting with the public.

Virginia loves spending time with her family and loves to laugh!  She has a fondness for the beautiful State of Maine, Saint Bernard dogs, and chocolate.

Amanda Moon

Amanda grew up in the little Maine town of Passadumkeag, and is graduate from Mattanawcook Academy. She went on to receive her Associates Degree in Business Management from EMCC. Amanda is newly married with a beautiful little girl at home, she loves to spend time with family outside hunting and fishing. Amanda comes from many years of customer service experience and looks forward to growing with the Gateway company.

Christine Carter

Christine moved to Bangor, Maine with her husband in 1997 where she started working for a Closing and Title Agent.  Christine worked for a few years in the mortgage industry (closing/ post-closing) before leaving the workforce to stay home with her children.  For 7 years prior to coming to Gateway,  Christine worked with real estate attorney in Newport as the primary legal secretary focusing on real estate transactions.

She currently lives in Pittsfield with her husband Kelley, 3 children – Brenden, Nicholas, and Catherine and the family dog – Joey.  Christine likes to spend her free time at home with her family and attend the various events that her children are involved in, both  at school and in the community. She likes to read, watch movies, do word search puzzles and cross stitch.

Lori Clayton

Lori was born and raised in Caribou, Maine where she now resides with her family. After several years working in real estate law, Lori joined Gateway Title in June of 2009 when our Presque Isle location opened. After a short break as a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent, she rejoined Gateway Title in November of 2017. Lori takes pride in providing every client with exceptional service. When not working, Lori enjoys recreational activities with her husband, Jon and their son, Liam.



Jacquilin West

Jackie grew up in Southern Louisiana, moving with her mom and siblings to Washburn, Maine when her mom retired from the Military in 2014. She graduated from Washburn District High School and attend Northern Maine Community College, where she received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Jackie is an animal lover, who enjoys helping her mom on their farm. Jackie also enjoys outdoor activities, such as four wheeling and hiking. Her favorite time spent is spending it with her boyfriend, friends, and family.