I grow digital communities, beards and help people get hired.
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Me in a NutshellI grew up the son on an entrepreneur which means that I grew up as cheap labor. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting on the couch, watching cartoons, and hearing the phone ring only to get up and answer “Mill Lake Sales, Findlay speaking how may I help you”. Customer service was done because it was a part of day to day life, if customers weren't happy we didn't have groceries and this shaped the way I viewed the business world.
The Internet and its CultureGrowing up I was always a part of communities on the internet, forum boards, chat rooms, what would eventually become Social Media, these were all normal things to me. I remember laughing at strange pictures with white text over them and not knowing the word meme because language hadn't yet evolved to catch up to the things scrolling across the screen of the glowing box.
- Community Management 80%
- HR and Job Hunt Coaching 70%
- Sleeping 23.5%
- Social 90%
Working LifeI currently work at a start-up called Equals6 as their senior community manager and digital strategist. Since we are a Start-up I have become a man of many jobs, everything from writing blog posts and policy to hiring and managing staff from all over North America. I help students fund their education, find co-op and intern positions and upon graduation I help them gain entry level positions.
The worst thing that happened to you, that can happen to any fighter: you got civilized.- Mickey Goldmill
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. - Arnold Schwarzenegger