Winter 2011

Frank Martin

Frank Martin is a recent graduate from USM. Hailing from a small town outside of Bangor, he decided to change his life by joining the Marine Corps when he was 24. Moving to Portland when he returned, he fully engaged himself in his studies at USM, finding a love for all writing. Unsure of what to expect when joining the Telling Room as a volunteer, he was quite overjoyed with the quality of programs that they offered to the younger students. When asked about the Telling Room, Frank responded, “After leaving the Marine Corps I lost a sense of purpose, by not being involved in something bigger than myself anymore. The Telling Room has given me back that sense of purpose and the opportunity to give back to something outside of myself. The kids that come through the program are great, filled with unique ideas, and their enthusiasm is an inspiration. I love every minute of it.”