I'm Michael Menes (pronounced men-ness) and I'm the owner of Eureka. I'm joined in running the retreat by my lovely partner Andrea Poirier, a vegan and vegetarian chef who is originally from Prague, Czech Republic. Andrea has lived in Maine for 14 years and loves the arts, nature, and gourmet cooking. As for me, I make my living primarily as an artistic juggler and variety arts performer. I've been living in Maine for 21 years and as many Mainers do, I wear several hats!
For those who don't know me, I've been very fortunate to have had a successful career as a performing artist. I've toured my work nationally and internationally for the past twenty five years and although I love traveling and performing all around the world, there is definitely no place like home! In Maine, between my tours, I've gradually built an artist retreat so I could create theater, teach privately, spend time with friends and family, and of course, practice my juggling skills in a space with a very high ceiling! A few of the other hats I wear are as a father, a carpenter, a host, and a photographer.
Eureka has taken over 12 years to build so we are really excited that we are officially up and running. We've already had some great guests and wonderful artists come visit us and we are really looking forward to many inspiring years ahead!
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