For as long as I can remember,
I've been fascinated with structure.
I was home-schooled until high school, and upon arriving there found that I had missed years of social lessons my classmates already understood. As a result a lot of my life has been spent learning how people interact.
I also try to spend as much time as possible giving back & surfacing the stories of people who don't normally get space to tell them.
Some of the ways I do that include: mentoring/advising entrepreneurs + startups, writing, booking bands and artists for warehouse / gallery shows, and running Coffee + Creatives (a meetup + online group for creatives and creative businesses of all kinds).
My professional life has focused mostly on marketing, product operations, and journalism, including things like:
Hands on player/coach work accelerating marketing and communications incl. team structure, workflow, hiring, creative/design, distribution, and analytics
User acquisition, customer development, early stage marketing
Growth in 2-sided marketplace models (with some moderate technical product management of design + dev)
Researching, writing, and reporting news stories
Managing partnership and decision maker relationships at director and executive levels
Doing almost everything you can do in a startup except for programming (though, I've taught myself enough code to work as easily with engineers as executives)