Why are images of my family front and center on a business site about me?
I’m a family man, and several years ago my wife and I decide to construct our lives to enable me to be more free to spend time with my wife and children.
That meant quitting my longtime job in university communications and marketing to pursue self-directed opportunities. Which leads us here, to Budapest, where I’ve been living and going to school.
In my work life, I’m an editor, content strategist and communications consultant. I have a couple of part-time gigs right now, at PR Consulting in Bellingham and at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where I work as an English-language editor on a contract basis.
I also blog at Budapest Bound, a site I created to help people navigate life in and around Hungary.
My thesis topic was digital civility, and I took coursework in communications and media with a focus on international communications.
As director of social media, I was the voice of the entire university on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, LinkedIn and other platforms. I developed the entire social media program from scratch and was founder and leader of the university’s social media committee and coordinator of all social media efforts on campus. I coached leaders throughout the university on the use of social media, including two university presidents and several vice presidents.
Taught several classes over the years as an adjunct professor of journalism, including Principles of Public Relations (JOUR 330), Editing (JOUR 309) and Newswriting (JOUR 207).
Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in computer science. Highlights:
Editor in chief of university newspaper, worked full-time throughout college, winner of selective department scholarship for top students. 3.39 overall GPA (on 4-point scale).