“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” –Mark Twain
Growing up in university towns, I got a taste of cultures from around the world. They fascinated me and sparked a desire to see and experience more. What was to be a short stint in New York blossomed into an 18-year love affair—working for design firms, agencies, and in-house shops. When not in the office, I could be found on the soccer pitch, snowboarding, or exploring the world.
Eventually, with a growing family, a change of scenery was needed, so we moved to Atlanta. There, I contracted with design shops and start-ups while coaching middle school soccer on the side. Life was balanced.
A couple of years in, an unexpected opportunity relocated our family to the Bay Area where I honed my branding and marketing chops at some of Silicon Valley's most well-known companies. California seemed like a 2.5-year vacation (on the weekends) but never quite felt like home, so we engineered a return to Atlanta just before COVID-19 locked everything down.
These days I’m either building brands, revamping websites, or coaching + playing soccer. I’m always up for a new challenge. If you have a good one, hit me up.