What I Do
The man driving your brand.
I'm a 32 year-old male from Long Island, now living in the suburbs of Utah with a lovely wife and two puppers. Marketing has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I used to decorate cardboard boxes with imaginary branding. How I got from there to here is a decent story, but I think we've talked business long enough. Instead, let me tell you what I'm like “off the clock.”
My interests reveal that I am, in essence, a geek. I play video games a lot — mostly single-player RPGs and other story-driven titles. Mass Effect, Halo, Deus Ex, and The Witcher are some of my favorites. Like many gamers, I also build my own PCs. But I'm more fanatical than most. Raised in the hi-fi industry, I took an interest in 12-volt electrical and custom fabrication at an early age, and have since challenged myself to bigger and bigger projects. So, I'm less of a “I assembled my gaming rig using recommended parts,” person and more of a “I designed my own chassis and cooling system for the superpowered server plugged into every desk and TV in my home,” kind of guy.
Next-level nerds that even nerds hesitate to talk to at parties; that's the category I fall under. But you'd never guess it just by meeting me, because I'm definitely not the shy type. Ten years of sales will turn even the most extreme introvert into an outgoing socialite, which explains where I get my charisma. I can spark a conversation with anyone and fit in with almost any crowd. I'm what they call a people person.
That being said, I like animals more than people, and I'm not shy about this, either. I mean, have you met dogs? They're the most honest, innocent, affectionate people you'll ever come across. My two “kids” — Oliver, the manic chihuahua with two screws loose, and Dorian, the incredibly awkward papillon formerly held captive by a hoarder — are examples of why pet rescue is important. Every pet deserves a loving home, so I'm proud to be both a rescuer and an activist.
I already told you that I'm a geek, right? Well, I'm also a gear head. Fast cars have long been a part of my lifestyle. My first was a Nissan 350Z that I bought in my teens. Now, Corvettes are my machines of choice. After selling my C6 last fall, I'm waiting to purchase a C7 once the used market stabilizes. Don't ask me what I think of the new C8 unless you want a lecture about why understeer sucks, the fact that the engine was already in the middle, and stick shifts being more fun. But I digress.
Knowing that I'm a writer, you might assume I also like to read. You'd be right. I'm a sucker for a good story, particularly one labeled “science fiction.” The idea of a futuristic adventure in space fascinates me to no end. Fantasy prods my noggin, too. I'm a big fan of Tolkein and his contemporaries. Escapist fiction describes my preference. If you know of a book I might like, send me your recommendation. I could use a new audiobook to listen to while I work.
What about music, you ask? Technically speaking, I'm from the '90s. When it comes to tunes, however, I'm a total '80s baby. New Wave icons like Howard Jones and Tears for Fears are sure finds in my playlists. Though, lately, I've been even more enamored with the synth revival scene. If you enjoy the classics, treat yourself to some modern Retro Wave music. It's a genre that's attracting lots of talented, young artists, and it's bringing the awesome sound of the '80s back into the foreground.
Speaking of which, I should get back to doing what I do best — putting companies like yours in the spotlight. By now, you have a pretty good idea of what kind of individual I am, and you can imagine how we'll get along. Whether you want us to be business partners, best buds, or both, the next step is easy.
Hit that contact button. Reach out. I guarantee you will not regret it.