I'm an entrepreneur, developer, product manager hybrid. Currently leading the team at Lat Long, where we specialize in guiding clients to new frontiers of their business. We work on both the strategic and technical fronts to evolve nascent ideas into fully developed products. In the process, we've pioneered new WordPress architectures using the latest Gutenberg capabilities for clients like Airstream, Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke and the LGBT Center of New York.
Previously, I was the tech co-founder of Alumni Spaces, a platform using highly-customized WordPress Multisite networks to manage and empower the local alumni group networks of major universities such as Missouri, Clemson, Florida State, UNC and Virginia Tech. Alumni Spaces was part of the 8th cohort of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in NYC.
I joined Ripple6 (acq. Gannett, '09), as an Account Manager, becoming the 11th member of a team that grew to nearly 60 in 18 months. We built white label social networks for publishing companies like Gannett, Meredith and Honey Magazine. I was responsible for our relationship with Meredith Corp and eventually expanded to include project/product management roles, owning the full product/client lifecycle for our Ripple Analytics product and properties such as Parents, Better Homes & Gardens and Family Circle.
Started my career at Outrider as a founding member of WPP's first social media strategy team. Our mandate was to convince brands like Ford, Nokia and Land Rover that social media was worth taking seriously, back when that wasn't so obvious.
Graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Political Science, where I was also vice president of the Missouri Students Association.