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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, playing rocanrol music (currently this and this), booking bands and artists for warehouse / gallery shows, and running a small music touring label. 

My professional life has focused mostly on working in project management, product operations, and content / journalism, including things like:

  • User acquisition, fast
  • Customer development + early stage marketing
  • Growth in 2-sided marketplace models (with some moderate technical product management of design + dev)
  • Rapid development of content / content strategy, and closing the loop between product / operations and marketing
  • Research, writing, and reporting news stories
  • Building out enterprise segments and managing decision maker relationships (VP and above) with Fortune 500 companies
  • Quickly creating & iterating partnership workflows
  • 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)