This biography is a portrait of a young man from Lake Placid, New York, making his way from an existence characterized by deprivation and insanity to a life as a graphic designer and businessman. It is a real-life example of the effects of caring teachers, good friends, and personal drive and tenacity.
All proceeds from sales of the biography are donated directly to the Esther Mountain Arts Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide for a annual summer arts scholarship for teenagers from the greater Whiteface Mountain region.
A former Lake Placid resident and the subject of the memoir “From Dirt to Design,” Ron is a results-oriented graphic designer specializing in brand science and user experience. He focuses on corporate identity, print and multimedia design, and website development.
A former Wilmington resident, Tim is a journalist who has written for the Washington Post Company's free daily tabloid, Express, as well as for the Onion, the Valley News, the Georgetown Voice, and numerous other publications. He is a former sports editor of the Lake Placid News and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Reading "From Dirt to Design," a biography of former Lake Placid resident Ron Bercume Jr., I kept asking myself the same question: "What makes this man in his early 30s so special that a biography had to be written about him?"
Ron Bercume, far left, subject of “From Dirt to Design,” and author Tim Follos, far right, present a check to Lake Placid Central School board President Mary Dietrich and Superintendent Roger Catania at the AuSable Forks Free Library.
The public is invited to meet Ron Bercume, the subject of the biography "From Dirt to Design." Ron and the book's author, Tim Follos, will be at the Au Sable Forks Free Library to talk about their book and the purpose behind its creation.