Who We Are

About Dover Main Street

Executive Board

Erin Tellez


Chair of Beautification Committee

Works at Cinco de Mayo Bar & Grill, Dover & LPL Financial, Portsmouth and Resident of Dover

A licensed assistant and office manager with Portsmouth financial advisory firm LPL Financial, Erin Tellez has more nearly twenty years of experience in the financial and banking industries. Prior to her position with LPL Financial, Erin worked at Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor and as a branch manager at Wakulla Bank in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to her full-time job, Erin assists her husband, Cresencio, with marketing and administration duties at their restaurant, Cinco de Mayo, in downtown Dover. A Cum Laude graduate of Flagler College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Erin also serves on the SEED Board of Directors. She and her husband live in Dover with their four children.

Member since: 2014

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ? Dr. Seuss

Gail Daudelin


Chair of Sponsorship Committee

Chair of Beautification Committee

Co-Chair of Adopt-a-Spot

Works at Profile Bank, AVP of Compliance

Gail has been an active Dover Main Street Board member for the last three years. Gail serves as co-chair of the Adopt-A-Spot program, the Dover Dollars program, and Dover Pride Clean Up Day. Always willing to volunteer at events, overseeing the agendas and minutes, and leading programs, she was awarded as Dover Main Street’s Volunteer of the Year in 2013. She also serves as Secretary for the Dover Kiwanis.

"Life's not the breath you take, it's the moments that take your breath away."

Jennifer Brown


Member of Sponsorship Committee

Owner of Cornerstone Tax Service

Cornerstone Tax Services, LLC provides tax, bookkeeping and payroll services to individuals and businesses, as well as guidance with small business start-up. Jennifer helps Dover Main Street prepare our tax reports as a 501-C3 non-profit corporation. Her business recently moved from the downtown, to another location on Dover Point Road, but as a former downtown business owner she represents the interests of the service industries on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, Cochecho Networkers, NATP – National Association of Tax Preparers, the Association of Professional Bookkeepers and Better Business Bureau of NH.

“Treat others the way you would want to be treated”

Board Members

Robert Carrier

Board Member

Self-employed contractor and has lived in Dover all his life.

Bob is a native of Dover, graduating from Dover High School in 1970. He loves this city more than anyone and has been involved in almost every major progressive undertaking that it has tackled. Bob has served on Dover’s Recreation Advisory Board for over twenty years. He served on the McConnell Center Building Committee and is a member of the Master Plan Committee. He was on the Joint Building Committee for the Horne Street School and recently served as Chair of the Police & Parking Garage Building Committee. He currently serves as the Deputy Mayor and is Chair of the new Dover High School and Career Technical Center Building Committee.

Member since: 2010

"Get IT done!"

Deborah Clough

Board Member

Chair of Adopt-a-Spot

Member of Beautification Committee

Member of Communications

Works at The Actuarial Bookstore (Customer Service & Retail Operations), Portsmouth, Owner of Deb Clough Photography, Resident of Dover

Deb is passionate about contributing to the betterment of Dover. As a Dover Main Street Board Member, she serves as Chair of the Adopt-A-Spot program and plans and participates in all Dover Gardening And Beautification events. Deb also serves on Dover’s Solid Waste Advisory Commission and is founder of the Facebook group “Don’t Trash Dover.” Deb is married to Fred, has two sons Cameron and Sam and dog Colby.

Member since: 2019

“I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”—Lily Tomlin

Tom Massingham

Board Member

Member of Downtown Dover Business Committee

Adopt-A-Spot Co-Chair of Beautification Committee

Works at Garrison Hill Florists, Inc. and Resident of Dover

A long standing member of the Dover Main Street Board, Tom represents the retail & services of downtown and promotes preserving the character and history of the City while encouraging and promoting growth and improvement. He brings a great deal of knowledge of the history of the City, the business climate, familiarity with City government in his role. He has served on the Boards of the Dover Adult Learning Center, the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Merchants Association of NH, and as a member of the Dover Parent’s Music Club. He is a life-long Dover resident, and has two sons, Preston and Webster.

Elena Piekut

Board Member

Chair of Beautification Committee

Works for the City of Dover and Resident of Rollinsford

Elena joined the Board of Directors in 2015 upon becoming Assistant City Planner and Zoning Administrator for the City of Dover. Elena is a native of Effingham, NH, and previously served on the Board of Directors for Downtown Ellsworth, ME. She lived in the center of downtown Dover before purchasing a home nearby in “downtown” Rollinsford. With additional non-profit experience through co-founding and working for Green Mountain Conservation Group--an Ossipee Watershed-focused organization--as well as years of experience in the municipal planning field and a BA in Human Ecology, Elena has a strong interest in how the smartly built environment can foster downtown vibrancy, ensure popular public and green spaces in dense urban areas.

Member since: 2015

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates

Steve Piper

Board Member

Member of Beautification Committee

Works at the NH Dept of Transportation and Resident of Dover

Steve graduated from UNH with a BS in Physics and has worked in the Construction Bureau of the NHDOT for 33 years. As Station Host at the Dover Transportation Center, and serving on the Board of Directors at TrainRiders/Northeast and the NH Railroad Revitalization Association, he joined the DMS Board to help ensure that passengers of the Amtrak Downeaster have access to information about Dover’s many amenities, restaurants and events. Steve has volunteered for many Dover Main Street events over the years and currently serves as co-chair for the Dover Pride Cleanup Day event. He helped facilitate the Dover Main Street capital campaign to build the sign at the Dover Transportation Center and reconstruct the historic baggage cart that now resides within. He has resided in Dover with his wife Sue and son Aaron since 2006 and loves supporting locally-owned businesses.

Member since: 2012

Jeff Spires

Board Member

Spokesperson of Dover Art Walk

Owner/Producer, Spires Creative Media, LLC (est. 1994) and Resident of Dover (since 2001)

As a downtown business owner and Dover resident, Jeff helps Dover Main Street accomplish its mission by bridging the connections between community, business, and the City. As a media producer he brings expertise in design and branding for a variety of media output, including video, web, and print production. His love for historic preservation can be seen in the downtown historic markers and the Faces of Dover program, which seeks to highlight the history and unique people of Dover in a variety of mediums for public presentation. In addition to Dover Main Street, Jeff is Vice-Chair of the Downtown Dover TIF Advisory Board, Vice-Chair of the Dover Heritage Committee, and is the Technical Director for the United Way's Granite Youth Film Festival which is produced in part by the Dover Police Department and the Granite Youth Alliance.

Member since: 2005 (Former Board Chair 2008-2012)

"Just keep swimming" - Dory

Dover History

Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire, and the seventh oldest in the United States. The town was first called Dover in 1637. The settlers felled abundant trees to build garrisoned homes for protection, thus earning it the appropriate nickname “the Garrison City” which sticks to this day. The City blossomed into a quintessential New England mill town over time- but not after its lions share of calamities including a massacre, a great flood, fires and more that shaped the City of today. This rich history can now be explored through displays at the Cocheco Millworks, on Dover Main Street’s historic markers around downtown, at the Woodman Institute Museum, the Dover Public Library, through www.facesofdover.org and through guided history tours at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.

The City of Dover today is a vibrant, picturesque town with an eclectic and traditional mix of artisans, eateries, shops, offices and museums located in beautifully renovated mills surrounding the large downtown waterfall, and in the surrounds of Central Avenue. We are a true “Main Street” community!

Come downtown and explore what residents love about Dover. With everything located within short walking distance around our Central Ave. square you will easily find a full day of family-friendly enjoyment and a broad range of nightlife within the City of Dover downtown.

We take pride in our locally-owned businesses, our well-manicured downtown and parks and trails, and in our hundreds of years of history.

Faces of Dover
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