Attention all Coal Buyers, Coal Sellers, and Commodity Brokers.....My name is Kate D and I am an independent contractor who was working with Kirk Makl of Dream Ridge Coal Company. One of Kirk's Buyers signed a contract with Dream Ridge for the purchase of sized steam coal. The specs for this type of coal were next to impossible to find, but since Dream Ridge still has not been able to secure their own mines (after months and months of broken record reasons as to why) I was brought on board to source out coal, barging and stevedore services for this particular client.
After weeks and weeks of work, hundreds of phone calls and hundreds of emails I actually found the best logistics services and the exact coal the client was looking for only to be told by Kirk that the pricing was too high (when in actuality it was well below all index prices) which put my credibility as well as Dream Ridge's credibility down the toilet. Kirk made people jump through hoops of fire with his urgent requests and once they were met, the urgency went out the window.
I was sent on a wild goose chase for nothing and when I voiced my frustration to him, all he had to say was "wow". This happened on a Friday. On Monday, when I tried to log in to my email, my password no longer worked. I tried calling him several times, sent him Skype messages asking him what was going on only to be ignored for several hours. In the meantime, I could see that he was on his computer because he kept going on and offline on Skype so I knew he or his wife Barbara had to be getting my messages.
Next thing I know I receive a cease and desist letter of which was sent to my alternate email address, so I knew he had purposely blocked my access to my "dream-ridge.com" email address. I wasn't even given the opportunity to download all of my newly acquired sources or the hundreds of emails I wrote and sent. In essence, he blindsided me and for all I know he has intentionally cut me out in order to go around me now that he has all of my hard work in his lap to use as he wishes. All he has to do now is call back the suppliers I sourced and say that the deal is back on the table and I am out a much deserved paycheck.
Kirk Makl is a liar, a thief and can't be trusted for a second. IF YOU COME ACROSS KIRK MAKL OR ANYONE FROM THE DREAM RIDGE TEAM (more like a nightmare)..... RUN THE OTHER WAY!!!