After receiving an English degree and undergraduate poetry award from Virginia Commonwealth University, I packed my bags, moved to Denver, and accepted the first writing job I could find: A copywriting gig for a digital marketing startup. I was promoted to a full-time marketer manager, where I oversaw projects and client accounts, as well as all content marketing efforts.
Next, I plunged headfirst into the freelance world. I built up an array of clients, including national publications, consulting groups, and agencies. I developed brand positioning and content programs for tech, real estate, and travel startups. I wrote for and edited national and local magazines. And I’ve worked for several agencies, including a 100-percent remote, nationally-recognized inbound marketing firm.
Okay, but who am I?
Consider the experiences that have shaped me. I grew up in the suburban sprawl that is the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. I went to college in Richmond, VA, where I developed a long-distance running habit and an affinity for basement punk shows. And I spent two summers working as an outdoor educator in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, where I spent my days mountain biking, climbing, and backpacking.
Here I am, back in on the east coast—for the time being, at least—living with my wife and best friend Nicole, our cat Bonnie, and our dog Bruce in a creaky, old building (with charm!) in the historic Fan District of Richmond. When not writing, I can be found biking, hiking, long-distance running, listening to political podcasts, and cooking good food and enjoying good beer (often at the same time).
I balance an appreciation for the natural world with digital curiosity. And I want to tell your story.