Well, that depends on you who ask. But generally speaking…
By day, I’m a professional writer and problem solver. I didn’t intend to specialize in digital marketing, but I’ve been doing that for the past 10 years, so I must be good at it. You can see my work history and past clients here.
By night, I’m a screenwriter, director, and producer.
In 2003, I created the web sitcom Something to Be Desired (“STBD”), which I wrote, shot, directed, edited, and produced from 2003-2009. In 2008, STBD was nominated for a Yahoo! Video Award for Best Web Series. (We lost to The Guild, so congratulations to them.)
In 2010, with help from our fans on Kickstarter, STBD was spun off into a new series, The Baristas (2010-2011). Unfortunately, the real-life cafe the show was filmed in was sold and shuttered in 2011, so — like STBD before it — The Baristas never came to a proper end. (Yet.)
In 2006, I attended the very first PodCamp Boston, which poured rocket fuel on the field of social media. Six weeks later, I launched Podcamp Pittsburgh, the annual social media “un-conference” that survives to this day, in the spirit of the Boston original. PCPGH10 will happen August 15 & 16, 2015. (You can register here.)
Somewhere in the middle of all that, I became a marketer. Through direct client relationships and through agencies, I’ve helped brands like DAP Products, Bigelow Tea, Ouidad, and Ecover get better at producing meaningful media that resonates with their audience and their customers.
Over the years, I’ve spoken about digital media, the future of video, and how to create a more fulfilling life at conferences from San Jose to Tel Aviv.
I blogged here for years — and wrote hundreds of posts — but most of my old posts have been retired. Maybe because I’m writing a book. You never know.
I currently reside in Baltimore, but I live on Twitter.