I'm a content strategist, producer and hands-on maker working at the intersection of production, bespoke and curated entertainment. Should we chat, you'll find that I'm crazy passionate about bringing best practices of product management to the media space, and content ideation dynamics to product.
WHAT DO I DO AND WHAT HAVE I DONE?
Today I'm producing the second season of the In Stitches podcast and building an academic + lifestyle site centering on humor, community & wellness.
Prior to today, I was Director of Production at Audible’s San Francisco office. I was responsible for growing the Audible exclusive on-demand content offering for global audiences including show-running the top-performing comedy podcast on the Audible service for 2 years.
A BIT MORE BIO
You've read this far? Wow. Here's my background.
I grew up in wonderfully suburban and seemingly culturally bereft Woodland Hills, California. A card-carrying member of LACMA, I was a weird art kid who played with synths, letraset + learned to code at an early age, with my heart set on going into advertising.
Speaking of culture, who would have thought that high school classmate O'Shea Jackson would go on to become this guy. And another classmate would go on to produce a movie about him.
And I, starving for more of everything, and a lot less suburbia, packed up for San Francisco straight outta high school.
After earning a liberal arts degree and indulging in some travel, I cut my teeth cutting agency reels and idea videos in the broadcast production basement of Goodby Silverstein, teaching myself whatever software I could ...acquire. After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop.
I went on to spend 15 or so years as a serial FTE, crafting content of many a flavor, growing to lead multi-disciplinary teams as media curator, motion and immersive experience designer, executive producer at places like FCB, Levi’s, PRN, and Doremus, working on brands like Microsoft, HP, Best Buy, Levi's, Dockers, Warner Brothers Records, Walmart, Target, Costco, Taco Bell, and McDonald's.
I now live in wonderfully suburban Marin County USA with my wife Liza, son Jacob and loyal whippets Simon and ZeeBee.