I am an advertising copywriter and writer currently living in Oakland, California. I was born in Texas and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. I’ve lived in Seoul, South Korea for two years as well as Denver, Colorado with my wonderful wife Lindsay.
I graduated from Millikin University with a degree in English/Writing. I love baseball, reading, technology and cultures and am extremely social. I have published one graphic novel, one graphic short story in an anthology and written several articles for the Onion and the Meta Q. I’m an early adopter, always on the look out for new web and smartphone apps. I’m an amateur anthropologist, an avid non-network TV drama watcher and fan of the absurd.
While working at the Bahá’í National Center I had the opportunity to write ad copy for Target and was also asked to develop content and identity for SoulPancake. I was given these assignments because Target and SoulPancake realized that I was gifted and intelligent and had a creative way of thinking that they didn’t have on-staff. My ad copy was used, in-store, by Target and the framework for online community and participation that I created for SoulPancake has led to the “Challenges” section, which has since become “Conversations” and “Activities.”
I am a hired gun of ideas. The kind of guy who is called on my friends and acquaintances when ideas need to be beta-tested, products developed or stories broken down and rebuilt.
I favors public transportation, listen to music and staunchly believe the old Op Ivy adage: “All I know is that I don’t know / All I know is that I don’t know nothing.” Some Greek philosopher may have said something similar.
Thanks for dropping by.