I make things happen. I’ve worked for more than 25 years in journalism and high technology with a range of clients from start-ups to political campaigns to international tech leaders. There’s nothing better than a challenge. I migrated east from Ohio after I had the honor of graduating from Antioch University, the seminal institution for creative thinking, and made stops for grad and post-Masters journalism studies on the way to New England.
Chief of Stuff means I’m the guy who knows the guts as well as the glory of what computers can do and how websites can work best for clients; I’m a professional photographer, shooting documentary, product, and mood images for our clients.
When I have free time, you can catch me carving the backroads on my BMW motorcycle.
I’m a storyteller. I spent my early career as a journalist, writing for newspapers in Connecticut and then for The New York Times as a regular contributor. My degree in Mass Communications comes from the fabulous Quinnipiac University, where communications rules.
Being able to pull together a cohesive storyline for clients is the first step into the world of branding and all that entails: social media management, websites, video, online advertising, print materials, and event support from program development to speechwriting. My clients have ranged from international corporations to regional non-profits to a former nun launching a personal coaching practice. For 10 years, I stepped into the nonprofit corporate world as Vice President of Communications, launching award-winning, record-setting initiatives.
Now, as Creative Guru (we picked our own titles), I am making things happen for clients and having a blast. When I’m not working with clients, I’m writing; two novels published (as Betsy Fitzgerald) and more on the way.
Extensive experience monitoring everything. Keeps work on track, on time, on budget.
Graduate of basic and intermediate training classes, PetSmart, Plymouth.