Anyone who’s worked with Trueline’s writers knows we go out of our way to avoid clichés. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule—times when the phrase in question perfectly captures the subject at hand.
“You could say I’m a regular,” Caroline Crasnick confides. Only, she isn’t talking about Portland’s hottest new speakeasy or artisan brewpub.
A lifelong linguaphile who’s known to spend afternoons in the library fiction stacks, Crasnick joined the Trueline team as an editorial assistant in late 2018. Her interview skills and knack for notetaking quickly became apparent.
Kyle Gahm has been with Trueline almost as long as the company has been in Maine—seven years out of nine—and there’s evidence of that. His attorney segment in U.S. Business Executive was such a huge hit, it prompted Trueline to launch its own law-focused journal: Vanguard.
By the time you’re 29, you’re lucky if you’ve seen three boats up close—of any size. Getting to ride on three boats? You officially qualify as royalty in at least a dozen countries.
For a just few years before he became a content coordinator at Trueline, Nick was a senior defenseman of the Yarmouth High lacrosse team looking to make good on the goal he had set as a freshman: Winning that Class B title.
That the Clippers did, but without any tantrums from Nick, one of four Clipper captains.
Brandon Bagley, B-Dawg, is “Jack of All Things TrueLine.” Depending on the day, he’ll jump on a few phone calls, help the production team put finishing touches on a journal or screw the headrest on someone’s chair… Bill!
Marcela Zuluaga—soon to be Marcela Carr—does not speak “carpet language,” so it took a while for her to convey all the details to the contractors who will be replacing that gray, stringy stuff on the office floor.
A family guy, an artist, TrueLine’s art director, and a guy with a hard-to-pronounce last name, Neill Ewing-Wegmann is many things.
He even claims to be Batman, a point he will make—with your permission—by pulling down the collar of his probably-colorful T-shirt to reveal a Batman v. Joker scene extensively tattooed on his chest.
If the story involves an obscure Boston Bruin from the 1980’s or a folk singer you’ve never heard of, chances are Neil Cote’s telling it.
That’s when you know it’s gonna be good—just like the stories he writes.
It’s rare to find Charlie Herbst sitting idle. Indeed, the native of the land of 10,000 lakes describes himself as a “reserved workaholic.”