Jeff Shaw is the Founder and Executive Director of the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Since MAMM's inception in 2007, Jeff has overseen all programmatic and administrative activities for the organization. Jeff graduated from the University of Maine at Machias in 2000 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Psychology. He has 15 years of experience in music education, including experience teaching at-risk adolescents at Long Creek Youth Development Center, LearningWorks, local Boys & Girls Club and Spurwink Services. In 2006 Jeff won an award from the National Association of Music Education for his work at Spurwink. In 2009 he was named one of Portland's "Most Influential People" by the Portland Phoenix, and in 2012 was recognized as one of Maine's "Forty Under 40" emerging leaders by MaineToday Media.