Bryan is a Maine native who joined Maine APEX after several years at Central Maine Community College. He has a professional background in workforce development and marketing. In addition to translating “government-speak” to “business-friendly English”, Bryan enjoys the process of creative planning within small business. He is immersed in soccer where he coaches for multiple clubs and at the collegiate level. He currently lives in Bowdoin with his wife and daughter. Bryan serves Midcoast Maine: Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Somerset Counties, as well as serving as the Director of the Maine APEX program.
Miranda joined Maine APEX in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Husson University and a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Maine. Miranda previously worked for numerous colleges/universities including Husson University and the University of Maine, Augusta. Her passion is helping her clients navigate through complex processes and empowering them to reach for their goals. She lives in Orono with her husband, daughter, and four dogs. Miranda serves Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Waldo counties.
Dana joined Maine APEX in 2014 through the Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine School of Business, with a concentration in Finance. A Fort Fairfield native, Dana was happy to return to “The County” after graduation to begin his career in Houlton, where he currently resides. Before NMDC, Dana was with Ward Cedar Log Homes for over 28 years as Director of Sales and Marketing. He enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with government contracting. Dana serves Northern Maine in Aroostook County.
Morgan joined Maine APEX in 2020. Before joining the team, he spent 15 years working in recreational programming in higher education and municipalities. His experience and certification as a life coach enhance his ability to problem solve and provide a quality customer experience to APEX clients. As a Counselor, Morgan creates a positive environment for businesses that helps them succeed. Morgan serves York and Cumberland Counties. He is an active outdoor enthusiast and enjoys all the wilderness adventures that the State of Maine has to offer.
Jess is a Maine Native who joined Maine APEX as part of the Sunrise County Economic Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Finance from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Jess graduated from Franklin Pierce University in December of 2019, then moved to Washington County to join her now husband, a lobster fisherman. Jess previously worked in the banking industry in Washington County and enjoys creating a positive environment for her clients to obtain their goals and succeed. Jess resides on Beals Island with her husband and two dogs and serves Downeast Maine in Washington County.
Christopher is a life-long Mainer with more than thirty-five years of private and public career experience covering, government procurement, workforce development and corporate training, customer service, marketing, business development, sales, and international business working with Maine’s Community College System (MCCS), Philips Lighting-USA and Elmet Technologies-Lewiston, Maine. Christopher is a customer-driven business professional with a strong focus on internal and external customer relations and win-win business solutions coupled with a desire to give back to community through a combination of volunteer participation and micro-philanthropic activities. When not working, he enjoys actively participating in a number of outdoor activities that Maine’s four seasons has to offer and volunteering as a member of the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Breakfast Club, Husson University’s Alumni Board of Directors, Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association, and the New England Mountain Bike Association. Christopher currently serves small businesses located across Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties.
Preston works with Native American businesses and Tribal Enterprises throughout Maine to win federal, state, local, and tribal government contracts. In addition, he assists businesses with: government registrations and certifications related to selling to the government; interpretation of regulations; finding opportunities; marketing to government buyers; proposal development; post-award activities and more.
Mandie is a newer addition to our team, having joined us in July of 2023. They have a Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Production from Husson University. They have worked many different types of jobs, but are passionate about helping others, something they can do here in their role supporting our team in the APEX program. Their experience in event management and various other admin positions have prepared them for this role. They live in Brewer, with their 3 roommates and 8 cats.
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