“I am a storyteller. Fortunately, that is also what I get paid to do.”
e.e. cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
I would suggest it also takes opportunity.
Like many writers, I’ve been making stuff up since I was a kid. I wrote terrible prose and silly stories all through my school years. After flirting with several other career paths, I focused on communication. It was less of a “return” than it was an admission.
Quite by accident—or by Providence, no one ever claimed credit—I met a seasoned journalist and publisher named Gene Ryder. Gene must have seen some potential, because he agreed to mentor me. I had studied writing and language and thought I knew my stuff, but it was Gene who began to help me develop the craft of storytelling.
It was during this time that I earned my first professional byline, at the ripe old age of twenty. Fast forward umpteen years and I can look back on a writing career that includes a lot of some things and a little bit of everything. Fiction and non-fiction books. Print and web magazines. Video scripts. Marketing content for every application imaginable. Newspaper jobs at every level. Travel writing. The occasional picket sign and torn t-shirt.
Though I don’t believe titles define a person, they do offer an effective shorthand sketch. Here are some of my current responsibilities.
And here are a couple from previous business cards.
- Founding Editor, News of Kings Point
- Senior Partner, Definitive Design Strategic Marketing
- Managing Editor, Atlas Magazine
My vocational passions are sharing compelling stories, providing excellent communication and mentoring aspiring professionals. My personal passions are, well, personal. I can tell you I love my family, traveling, building things, experiencing good music and enjoying good food.
I can also tell you that I would love to help you tell your story, develop your idea or communicate your message to your target market. And, if something I write inspires, entertains or engages you, that would make my day.
If that’s the case, I would love to know about it. Please contact here.