The McLellan Team

Meet the people who bring their lives to our lives at The McLellan, for us and with us!

Amber Waterman

Amber Waterman started making images at age 8 and knew she was going to be a photographer from that point forward (she even told her childhood dentist she would be a professional photographer at age 10). She attended college in Iowa and Maine, and settled in her now home of Lewiston, Maine, in 2003.  She spent 17 years on staff at newspapers as a visual journalist from Iowa to Virginia to Maine, before deciding she wanted to freelance. She still lives in Lewiston with her young son, husband, two dogs and a Siamese cat that thinks she is queen. She can be found at

When asked why she loves The McLellan project, she has a hard time being brief about her many reasons to love the project. “First and foremost, I think Amy McLellan truly cares about and loves people,” says Waterman. “She is one of those few people you meet in life and know that she is genuine. She really wants peoples’ lives to be better and that is what she is doing at The McLellan.” After seeing how her grandparents were treated during end-of-life care, Waterman¬† knew The McLellan was different. The age-in-place model struck her as the most dignified and respectful way possible to honor those of us whom have reached the pinnacle of life. Not only does it give people a home, it offers people a better way of life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner]