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Local Spotlight on Ben Ayotte December 28, 2021 @ 1:30pm

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I am from Central Maine. Grew up in the same place my whole life, right around the Bangor/Brewer area in Maine, along the Penobscot River.

Why do you (did you) choose Stettler as home?

I chose Stettler as my home because of the community. My wife was raised here and it seemed like a great place to also raise my kids. Its fairly rural, but enough people to support small schools and a good amount of retail. Its a tad cold in the winter, but the seasons are the best and the wide open spaces are wonderful.

What do you do? What is your full title?

I work as a purchaser and shipper/receiver for Score Projects in town.


I graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with a B.Sci in Power Engineering Technology. I haven't used my degree much though, I mostly use it to let me do what I want to do, whatever that happens to be at the time. Mechanics...didn't take me long to realize that I had the education, but not the experience to fix my own car and just about anything else. 20+ years later, I now have that experience.


I'm married to Jimilee and have 2 kids and 2 step kids.

Who inspired you in your youth? My family would be #1, between parents and aunts and uncles, they leave quite the impression on you and molded the person who I am today.

Who inspires you now?

My wife and kids lead the way...and a few early channels on YouTube got me started on a side career I didn't think would follow me around.

Do you have any hobbies?

I do small engine and automotive repair videos on YouTube, have been for over 10 years and millions of views. It drives a lot of what I do in my free time as not only do you have to pretend you know what you're doing, you have to video it too, which can sometimes be a challenge.

What are your plans for the future?

Plans are to keep on trucking. We own an acreage in the County and there are unless things to do, from more YouTube, and this year, more sheep as my kids in 4H do sheep projects this year.

Anything else you would like to add about being a resident of Stettler?

Being from "outside" I can say that this is one of the nicer places to live. I'm from the East Coast where things are different, kind of older and built in. Moving out West is seems the book isn't quite written yet and there is lots to do and lots you can do to change and shape the community.

Thank you to Ben Ayotte for participating in our Local Spotlights.

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