If you don't already know ... I live in Austin, Texas where I mostly just eat tacos. Sometimes I make websites, and work on other cool stuff on the internet.
You can take a look around and learn more about me. Or don't, I'm not keeping track here.
Learning new stuff and tinkering is what I do best. When I hit refresh and it works is why I'm here.
I have a fancy degree but I've learned the best marketing is built in relationships.
What's going on here?
I grew up in a small town in Indiana where I learned to type by using AOL Instant Messenger. That's pretty much all that happened. It was really boring so I headed to Ohio University after I graduated high school.
I landed in the College of Business where I majored in Marketing and minored in failing accounting and stats classes. Additionally, I was the President of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, had a part time job working for the Intramural Sports Deparment (best job ever) and personified the "work hard, play hard" mindset that makes OU great.
After graduation, I started my career with CareStar, Inc. in Cincinnati as a marketing person. I learned the basics of web design and developement and was HOOKED. Looking back, I was just dumping content into CMS's but it opened my eyes to the tech startup world.
Convinced that Austin was a better place for tech-minded folks who wanted to make a difference, I packed up and bailed to Texas in March of 2012. The minute I got to Austin I started learning how to truly build sites and products with code and not just dump content into a WYSIWYG and hit "Save."
My first few months in Austin I had a marketing postion at a touch screen company along with a video editing gig with We Are Austin Tech. That summer, Capital Factory brought me on as an Event Coordinator where I helped keep the lights on and bring events into the amazing 22,000 square foot startup hub.
In January 2013 I started with Paperless Pipeline as a Customer Advocate. I work with Pipeline customers to answer their questions, explain to them our awesome product and help market what we do.
I've been called a "Smart Generalist" and I think that fits.