Derek Volk

Derek Volk

Derek Volk is a Maine businessman, supporter of Autism awareness, volunteer, philanthropist, softball coach, and he can now add book author to the list. He is currently the president and co-owner of Volk Packaging Corporation, a third generation, family owned, corrugated box manufacturer in Biddeford, Maine. Derek actively participates on the Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN), a national organization that focuses on connecting employers with potential employees who have disabilities. His own company currently employs those who are deaf, blind and on the autism spectrum.

A speech communications major at the University of Maine at Orono, Derek has always been comfortable speaking to an audience. Since 2012, Derek has hosted a Saturday morning radio talk show on WLOB 1310AM in Portland, Maine. His show can be heard online at and through podcasts available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Derek has been happily married to his high school sweetheart, Amy Volk, for 26 years. State Senator Amy Volk is currently serving her third term in the Maine Legislature. Amy and Derek are the proud parents of four children. Their son, Dylan, is 23-years-old and the inspiration behind Chasing the Rabbit. They also have three daughters, Mariah (21), Lilly (16) and Serena (11). Mariah is credited for her efforts typing the book, which was originally dictated by Derek into a digital recorder. She learned a lot about her big brother in the process.

Chasing the Rabbit is Derek's first experience as an author. Initially, he began to pen a business book, but his life passions prompted him to put down the business outline and start work documenting his life with Dylan instead.

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    • Chasing the Rabbit

    • A Dad's Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum
    • By: Derek Volk, Dylan Volk
    • Narrated by: Amy Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The true story of Derek Volk's experiences raising his son Dylan, who has Asperger's syndrome....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull narrator.

    • By Leah on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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