Bad Choices Make Great Stories

Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 9am

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Dylan “Dielawn” Volk
Bad Choices Make Good Stories

Dylan Volk is the author of Bad Choices Make Good Stories: My Life with Autism.   It is a sequel to the book he co-authored with his father, Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.  After years of what his parents called “the diagnosis of the month club,” Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of eight. Life has always been challenging for Dylan. When he was little, he struggled with how to learn the rules and follow directions that often did not make sense to him.

As he got older, he was challenged, especially socially, by a world that often seemed to go too fast for him to keep up. Even today, Dylan works hard to figure out what he needs to do in order to get through each day as a 27-year-old adult in a very fast-paced society.

After living in several states, Dylan currently resides in Los Angeles. He is pursuing his dreams by making people laugh, helping them see the world in a very different way and traveling around the country sharing his story to thousands of people. 

Dylan hopes the work and presentations about his books are helping families as they navigate through the complexities of living life on the autism spectrum.

Dylan’s book and more information is available at



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Altus Exit Strategies – Replay

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9am

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David Jean, CPA, CCIFP
Albin Randall & Bennett

Since joining ARB in 1992, Jean has been actively involved in the construction industry as a member of Associated General Contractors of Maine, Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine and New Hampshire, Construction Financial Management Association, Manufacturers’ Association of Maine, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He was awarded the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation in August 2005. Jean is also the Director of Altus Exit Strategies, an exit planning subsidiary of ARB.

Jean is a graduate of the University of Maine and resides in Auburn, Maine.

Albin, Randall & Bennett is a full service accounting and consulting firm serving business and individuals throughout New England. The firm offers specialized tax, accounting and management consulting services in many industries including auto dealerships, construction, credit union, manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, professional services, restaurants and hospitality, retail and wholesale distribution. Learn more about the firm at

Whistle and a Clipboard

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 9am

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Jason Oates,
Coach, Podcaster
Whistle and a Clipboard

Whistle and a Clipboard interviews successful coaches from the past, present, and future allowing them to share their coaching failures and successes, tips, drills, and skills, along with practice do and don’t to help youth coaches everywhere better coach the kids in their communities.

Your host, Jason H Oates, will also interview other professionals discussing current issues related to youth sports among these, strength training, speed and agility, concussions, and arm care.

Easing Stress During the Holidays

Saturday, November 24, 2018 @ 9am

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Molly Williams,
Life Coach
Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Reiki Master

Molly Williams is a professional life coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and Reiki Master based in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Her specialty is creating experiences that draw individuals inward, a process she calls ‘deep listening’. As individuals connect to a quiet calm within, they emerge in their outer lives with a greater sense of peace and balance. From this place, healthy change in people’s outer worlds becomes possible.

Molly previously spent 23 years working for nonprofit organizations in leadership positions. Today, she harnesses her vast experience, education, and intuitive abilities to offer life-changing programs for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

In January 2018, Molly opened a wellness collaborative in Salem, Massachusetts called the Nourishing Life Center. She works with private clients; holds small group classes and workshops; teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes at local yoga studios; and has developed a traveling program called “Healthy Body & Mind at Work” to bring the best, most simple form of yoga and meditation into the workplace.

To receive Molly’s free guided meditations, visit her website at

The Morpheus Conspiracy

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 9am

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Doug Volk,
The Morpheus Conspiracy

A Novel about Vietnam War Heroism . . . and Betrayal

Douglas Volk is a veteran corporate executive who also writes dark thrillers that are “hard to put down” (Maine Sunday Telegram). The author of The Morpheus Conspiracy and two more forthcoming novels in The Morpheus Series, he also serves as CEO of the award-winning Volk Packaging Corporation.

One of the most interesting things about Volk’s approach to novel writing is the way he uses the tools of business to build his thrillers from the ground up. After assembling a team of specialists with firsthand knowledge of sleep science, crime scene forensics, psychiatry and law enforcement homicide investigation techniques, he taps into the team’s expertise throughout the writing and editing process in each of his books.

Thanks to this “team approach,” his paranormal crime thrillers have often been praised for their credibility and convincingly realistic detail.

Volk’s novels also frequently include another of his major concerns: the painful and deeply disturbing impact of the “betrayal” of U.S. soldiers who fought in Vietnam by their own government. As a U.S. Army veteran himself, he’s passionately committed to telling stories about that tragic betrayal whenever he can.

Douglas Volk lives in Maine with his wife of more than 45 years. They have two adult children and five grandchildren.

Says the hardworking author, who’s also published datelined news stories on Cuba and Rwanda for the Boston Globe and Portland (ME) Press Herald in recent years: “I learned a long time ago that success depends on getting all the input you can from other people—and then pushing your own creativity “to the max”.

ACE Event November 16, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9am

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John Shorb
Terry Johnson
ACE Consulting


November 16, 2018 7:30 AM 
Portland Country Club
11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth
Speaker – Derek Volk of Volk Packaging

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