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I am a Digital Marketing Strategist and Photo & Broadcast Journalist specializing in online marketing and creative website design strategies encouraging time-honored community engagement tactics connecting organizations with their intended target audience through highly focused content development and design.

I’ve partnered with numerous non-profits and military organizations for more than a decade using low-cost digital marketing options engineered to give small organizations a voice.

Through constant research and evaluation of all forms of digital and traditional communication and content marketing, I’ve honed my skills in an effort to establish myself as an industry leader. I’m still learning though and would love to work with you to determine the best marketing methods that meet your organization’s needs.

I recently completed my bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing at Ashford University in May 2017.

Creative Design

Design is as much about the graphical elements of an organization as it is about the content generated by establishing a foothold in today’s society. In the end, we have to be creative to fight past the commotion and stand out as an important voice worthy of being heard.

I’ve always been about finding that new and innovative idea that sets you apart from others doing the same work. For me as a photojournalist with 10 years serving in the U.S. Air Force, I’ve always had to fight to find new ways of sharing the Air Force’s story. Sometimes we come up with something mind-bogglingly creative and other times we’re telling the same old boring story in the same lame way.

Creative design is composing a message in a way that’s never been told before. Messaging is more than words on paper, spoken among friends, or shared on social media. Communications tells the story of our lives and in turn, an individual’s organization whose sole purpose in life is connecting with an audience so unreachable at times due to elements out of our control.

Marketing comes in all shapes and sizes and has to adjust for the organization its developed to represent. Today’s digital age has brought new tools including social media and various other online community building tools essential to connecting with one’s audience.

I’ve spent many years researching ways organizations can use these tools to connect with their audience using engaging and enriching tactics meant to bring the end user and organization closer. Now I want to share that knowledge and help others find their way through the often times confusing and overwhelming online arena.

Join me as we dive deeper and find ways of overcoming those obstacles designing, crafting, composing, and elaborating on the age old tale of our lives told in creative ways designed for tomorrow’s audience.

 

Portfolio

I’ve traveled the world sharing the U.S. Air Force’s story with a global audience. Check out my photo and video portfolios for a peak at what I’ve captured with Nikon, Apple, GoPro, and other devices, as well as graphic designs for various organizations in and outside the military.

Always Learning

I’m always learning. At present I have a wishlist on Amazon Kindle with more than 60 books I want to read and now that I’ve completed my bachelor’s degree—I’ve got time to read. I love reading non-fiction books that help me become a better leader, marketer, father, and friend. Recently I completed a book by Keith Ferrazzi called, “Never Eat Alone,” and have just about wrapped another by Mark Schaefer called, “Known.”

If you need help with something regarding any of my skills, I want to help, in fact, it’s my passion to help others struggling with digital marketing and creative design. There’s bakers, barbers, photographers, pastors, and welders, who are all amazing at their craft but find marketing difficult to understand at times. These are the folks I want to help push past those fears and help them realize how easy marketing can be giving them that opportunity to tackle it for themselves.

If that’s you, let’s talk. If it isn’t, let’s talk nonetheless—I love meeting new people! (Even though I’m an introvert!)