Driven by working with kind, driven and passionate people to do some serious good.
I treat my work seriously while not taking myself too seriously.
I explore the intersection communication, engagement, and data to understand people and engage with them in a genuine and informed way.
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Empathy, initiative and a grounded work ethic -- I roll up my sleeves alongside the team when duty calls.
Creativity and strategy informed by getting the critical things done right so growth can scale into something truly exceptional.
An unyielding commitment to meaningful results while cultivating a culture of growth and continual development.
I shoot straight and don't fold when things get tough, but you can bet I will articulate my suggestions and opinions in a clear and constructive way.
Co-founded and scaled a profitable creative services agency in three years time
Developed 15 magazines and over 100 digital content pieces for a university innovation center, managing relationships with corporations, startups and investment groups that include venture capitalists and angels
Along the way went through challenges and hard times to understand grit and humility
One of the big failures that I am most proud of, a clothing company I tried to launch on Kickstarter with two close friends from college and a team of passionate people
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UCI Applied Innovation
UCI Applied Innovation brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth. The Cove, a 40,000+ sq. ft. collaborative work and event space is also home to the Cove Currents newsletter that I publish content for.
A startup creative agency I started with two friends from college. Within three years time, and completely bootstrapped, we scaled the business to support a full-time, 3-person team servicing businesses of every size. Clients included health-care providers, Michelin-star rated restaurants, startups, and more.
Strictly Waffles was founded in 2013. The organization's intention is to foster a community where people can learn the stories behind Vans products and widen their knowledge base.
Projects have varied from web development, branding, and copywriting for businesses, non-profits, and musicians. The core of it exploring an authentic voice that resonates at a deep and meaningful level.