I am not what I do for a living and I am not what I do in my leisure time. I am not my achievements and I am not my failures. I am not what I look like and I am not what you physically see. I am not what I have and I am not what I do not have. I am not my reputation or what other people think of me. Who I am is not separate from everybody else. I am not my ego. What you view on this website is merely a vehicle for employment, so that I can provide for my children.
Father + Jack-Of-All-Trades
I’m a father of two who was raised in a world of simple and practical beliefs. After escaping a childhood of being raised to believe that I was born to only work, I now spend my time constantly searching for ways to weave all of my previously ‘impractical’ hobbies, skills, and nearly two decades of work experience into my career. As a self-proclaimed ‘jack of all trades, master of none,’ I am fortunate to be able to use all my experiences in digital marketing and combine it with the several creative skills I’ve acquired since a very early age.
I Have Skills
From right-brained skills like photography, video production, and web design to left-brained skills like SEO/SEM, content marketing, and analytics, I’ve had the luxury of learning many different skills over my years. I’ve held a variety of jobs since I was 16 years old: from unloading trucks, selling shoes, and selling beer at NFL games, to executing highly profitable SEO campaigns and working in a world class photography studio. I’m very well rounded, to say the least.
Digital Marketing Pays The Bills
I got my start in digital marketing working on a world class, business driving SEO team at Fanatics, Inc, the industry leading sports merchandise e-commerce company that operates the e-commerce websites for all of the major professional sports leagues, top media brands, and over 150+ NCAA and professional sports teams. While at Fanatics, I was also a Product Photographer in a state of the art studio.
Comedy Is My Passion
When I was not executing marketing campaigns, I developed a couple websites, as well as produced over 50+ funny videos, parodies, and short films for a sketch comedy production group I co-founded in 2013, Upside Down Creative Media. Without any budget or financial backing, I was able to get my content shared on several top social channels, including Comedy Central’s Twitter and win some awards for my short films.
What I Do Now
My occupation is as a Search Marketing Specialist developing and managing the SEM/SEO, and Social Media campaigns for a drug and alcohol rehab that serves patients seeking addiction treatment from all over the nation. In the past, I briefly worked for a couple digital marketing agencies servicing various types of clients and I freelanced as the manager of SEO and Social Media campaigns for e-commerce sites owned by Associated Packaging, Inc, a company focused on providing poly bags and packaging solutions for businesses of all sizes. On the side, I am the webmaster for a few different websites, including the website for the Jacksonville Short Film Showcase, an event focused on showcasing local films in Jacksonville. I also run a blog that hosts infographic submissions for SEO’s looking to gain backlinks for their linkable assets (infographics & informational videos.)