MAINE PTAC - Key Persons


Bryan Wallace

Job Titles:
  • Counselor Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Somerset Counties
  • Senior Procurement Counselor
Bryan is a Maine native who joined Maine PTAC 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 newborn daughter. Bryan serves Midcoast Maine: Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Somerset Counties.

Dana Delano

Job Titles:
  • Counselor
  • Counselor Aroostook County

Ed Dahl

Job Titles:
  • Counselor
  • Counselor Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford and York Counties
Ed retired from the U. S. Navy after 26 years as a Navy Supply Corps Officer. He worked for many years in various commercial manufacturing and supply chain roles with Whirlpool, Staples, Exelon, and LL Bean. For seven years, Ed worked as a Maine PTAC counselor in central Maine. He later joined the executive branch of Maine State Government as Deputy Warden at the Maine State Prison, and was ultimately appointed as Director of the State of Maine's Bureau of General Services (BGS). Ed has earned BS degrees from the University of Nebraska and Southern New Hampshire University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After retiring from Maine state government, he rejoined Maine PTAC and currently serves as the PTAC procurement counselor for Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford and York counties.

Kara Upton

Job Titles:
  • Program Assistant
Kara joined Maine PTAC in spring of 2020 as Program Assistant. During her professional career, Kara has acquired a wide variety of skills and knowledge that have given her the ability to be adaptable in many situations. With her strong customer service background, administrative skills, and compassion for people and animals alike, she strives to maintain a welcoming environment for all around her. Kara strives on developing personal and professional relationships to create strong foundations for collaboration. Originally from Washington State, Kara relocated to Maine in the spring of 2019 with her family.

Katie Bragg

Job Titles:
  • Counselor
  • Counselor Washington County
Katie joined Maine PTAC as part of the Sunrise County Economic Council. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Community Studies from the University of Maine at Machias and is working to complete a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Creighton University. Katie previously worked as a case manager in Washington County for several years. Prior to that, she owned and operated a hair salon. She lives in Machias with her husband, children, and their three German Shorthair Pointers. Katie serves Downeast Maine in Washington County.

Ken Bloch

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Program Manager Statewide

Mike Ludwig

Job Titles:
  • Business Development Specialist

Miranda Pelkey

Job Titles:
  • Counselor
  • Counselor Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo Counties