Portland, Maine

Yes. Life's Good Here

Mobile Navigation

Join: Create your profile >

Chris Kast

NYC to PWM.

Job Brand Builder / The Brand Company

Lives In Riverton Neighborhood

I grew up in New York City and always thought that I'd move back there ... after all, it is the "center of the universe." But I never expected to fall in love with Portland the way I have. It's been a long affair—have been here since 1988—and over the years I've been a freelance copywriter, creative director at one of Maine's largest ad agencies, an agency owner, and now a brand builder. 

These days I am proud to be part of Maine Media Collective where I am Brand Strategist at The Brand Company where I help clients uncover and tell their unique stories through all kinds of tactics. I also have the pleasure to work with the people behing Maine, Maine Home+Design, and Old Port magazines, Art Collector Maine, and Old Port Gallery... where each day we do our best to shine a very bright light on the creative magic that happens every day... in Portland and all over our state. 

When I'm not behind a keyboard at work, my husband and I spend as much time as we can exploring Portland's killer restaurants, seeing live music, and feeding our renewed love of camping.

Who knew that a boy from NYC who always thought he'd never trust air he couldn't see would have been gob smacked by such an amazing place. 

 

Other Portlanders

Lee Lohrmann

I put faces to names

Caitlin Cameron

What is one thing you would improve about where you live?

Taylor Mirabito

Illustrator and Occasional Muralist

2° Portland Connector

Christian MilNeil

Amalgamated industries of the liberal arts.

Bonnie Faulkner

I work in glass! Fused, stained and fired!

Elise Margate

I help restaurants increase their bottom line

Andy Verzosa

Arts & culture impresario

Declan McCarthy

I love drawing comics and spilling ink all over my hands!

Heather Anne Wright

Technical and creative problem solver for the scientific community

Adam Daley Wilson

Artist, art lawyer, mediator for creatives, and mental health advocate.

2° Portland Connector

Virginia Rose

Creating catalysts and conduits for appreciating art.