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BDA Speaker Series presents ‘Brunswick Entrepreneurs Leading the Way’

May 19, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Three Maine Boomerangs, Nate Wildes, Sascha Deri and Anna Cockrell will lead a conversation about why greater-Brunswick is becoming the choice destination for young-minded business owners and entrepreneurs seeking world-class quality of life and the ideal work-life balance.

Wednesday, May 19 at Flight Deck Brewing (rain date: May 26)
(Outside seating only – Space is limited)*
Pre-registration highly encouraged. $20 per person (includes beverage & snack).

Wildes is executive director of Live+Work in Maine. Nate is focused on raising awareness about the career opportunities and world-class quality of life experienced by those of us who live and work in Maine. A University of Maine graduate who followed employment to the mid-west only to come running back to the Way Life Should Be, Nate knows first-hand how under-appreciated life in Maine is – and how much opportunity there is for our future. Nate is also co-founder of Flight Deck Brewing in Brunswick – his self-serving effort to create the kind of community he wants to raise a family in.

Deri is CEO of bluShift Aerospace, founded in 2014. The company made history on January 31, 2021 with the first commercial rocket launch powered by bio-derived fuel in the world, using a proprietary modular hybrid rocket engine that is also unique to the aerospace industry. Sascha is a recognized expert and entrepreneur in the alternative and renewable energy sector. He grew up in Maine and earned a degree in physics from Earlham College and a second degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern Maine. He lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife and two daughters.

Cockrell is the practice administrator for Casco Bay Dental a family dental practice in Brunswick that she operates with her husband. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and provided rehabilitative care to patients for many years. She transitioned from clinical care to full time administration when they purchased Casco Bay Dental in 2017. Anna’s areas of expertise include change management, quality improvement, and systems thinking. She lives in Brunswick with her husband and their two dogs. Anna holds a BS in Prosthetics & Orthotics from University of Washington and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio University.

Event sponsors: Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Sunnybrook Retirement Community, Avita of Brunswick.


May 19, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Brunswick Downtown Association
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Flight Deck Brewing
11 Atlantic Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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(207) 504-5133
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