Category: Trueline Spotlight

Peter Markoe

Trueline Spotlight: Growing at Work and at Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes If there’s one thing Peter Markoe doesn’t want to hear on the phone in his role as a content developer, it’s crickets. But for several years while living in Los Angeles, crickets were his life. After graduating from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a degree in English—because he excelled in math and science, Peter…

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Trueline Spotlight: What a Way to Make a Living

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Joy Wilkie was growing up in the famed Ozarks region in southwest Missouri along the Arkansas border, she wanted to be an artist. Then a counselor and social worker. She never set out to work in human resources, but it makes sense looking back, she says. “During my senior year of high school, I…

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Alyssa LoVerso

Trueline Spotlight: Oh, The Places She’s Been—and Will Go

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Alyssa LoVerso says she’s been traveling all her life, she’s not kidding. She took her first trip—to Italy—when she was two months old. Since then, traveling with family, friends and her fiancé has become a passion. “We just love going on adventures, seeing new places and experiencing different cultures,” says Alyssa, one of Trueline’s…

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Trueline Spotlight: Coaching ‘em up

Reading Time: 4 minutes Phil Jackson had Red Holzman. Bill Belichick had Bill Parcells. And Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka had Gregg Popovich. Almost every great coach in sports history can count the lessons learned from observing a former coach. The same can be said for Jason Williams, co-coach of Trueline’s sales development team. In his role leading the…

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Trueline Spotlight: Living in Altitude and Rising to the Challenge

Reading Time: 4 minutes While Emily Haefner may not aspire to run a large 20-acre farm in her off time like some in her family, her future does include continuing her commitment to agriculture and sustainability—definitely some raised beds. “I’ve always loved science; it was my favorite subject in school, and I’m still fascinated by it,” says Emily, a…

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mike szajner

Trueline Spotlight: Riding the Wave of Success at Work and at Home

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do surfers really float alone on their surfboards, contemplating the ocean and life like they do in Hollywood movies? How about in coastal Maine in the middle of winter—when the biggest storms and waves roll in? “Yes, I’ve done that many times since I first took a surfboard into the Atlantic Ocean when I was…

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Content Developer, Rachel Gendron, enjoying Maine

Trueline Spotlight: Working the crowd and making ‘em laugh

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s an iconic scene near the end of the classic 1994 comedy “Dumb & Dumber” where Jeff Daniels’ character, Harry Dunn, gets shot in the chest by a villain. Luckily, Dunn was working with the FBI and was wearing a bulletproof vest. “What if he shot you in the face?” Lloyd Christmas, played by Jim…

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Andrew Melson

Trueline Spotlight: Time to Play the Game

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s an old saying that age is just a number and that a person is never too old to try new things. Andrew Melson has put those two adages into practice recently, and the 36-year-old Mainer is now the happiest he’s been. “I consider myself a late bloomer, and I owe a lot of this…

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Trueline Spotlight: Bringing Color to Collaboration

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over the last 20 years, Shamus Alley — artist, advertising specialist, veteran web designer — has created a colorful collage of experiences, reflective of every place he’s been. Leaving his childhood home in Manchester, Maine, Alley’s adventurous spirit and gut instincts led him first to downtown Portland, then to New York City (twice), then Los…

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Trueline Spotlight: Reassigning the Dream

Reading Time: 4 minutes When he was 10 years old, Anders Nielsen remembers piling into the family station wagon for a Christmas Eve trip to see his Danish relatives in Portland. These were notorious hurly-burly events, his father Erik being one of seven children—six of whom were boys. With “millions” of boisterous kids bouncing about, the holiday feast would…

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