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Claire Dorwart

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Claire Dorwart joins the Knowles Company as Business Manager. With a background in post-production and visual effects, Claire has a history leading diverse teams across projects of all kinds. She is a pragmatic and detail-oriented problem solver, passionate about building systems and nurturing teams.

Claire excels in managing budgets, timelines, and staffing to ensure projects are delivered on time and successfully for her clients. Known for her compassionate leadership style, she balances the wellness of her team with an ambitious business growth mindset. Her commitment  to a positive and productive work environment consistently drives business success and creative excellence.

Claire grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, surrounded by the arts of New York City. She grew up dancing and participating in theater. Frequent family vacations to national parks across the country sparked a lasting love for the outdoors. After graduating from Boston University, Claire moved to New York City, where she lived for 5 years.

In 2020, Claire and her partner, Parker Brown, moved from New York City to Mount Desert, Parker’s hometown, to escape the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, they purchased land through The Knowles Company with plans to build their forever home. They moved to Mount Desert full-time that same year, eager to settle down and shape their future in the community.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys cooking, gardening, and outdoor activities like hiking, boating, and camping. Since climbing Kilimanjaro in 2019 for charity, Claire has been involved with Flying Kites Global, supporting their mission to promote gender equality and improve education and healthcare in rural Kenya. She loves to travel and is always planning her next adventure.