Objective: It really depends on the day. Sometimes, world domination. The rest of the time, finding an apartment with a really great view.
Areas of Expertise: Travel and Adventure, Health and Fitness, Food and Drink, Art and Entertainment, Business and Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle and Politics, Automotive Brands and Dealerships.
Writing and Editorial Background
- Publication: 10 years of contributing to leading outlets both print and online such as the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian, Vice, LiveStrong, Thrillist, Ad Age, Europe Up Close, Marijuana Venture, Global Living Magazine, BonJourParis.com, TravelMag.com, Ganjapreneur, Living Life Fearless, Who What When, Iranian.com, Civilized.Life, SSG Music, Darpan, MV Remix, and many more. Included in National Geographic’s “Radar” of the best travel writing on the web.
- Copywriting: 7 years working with more than a dozen agencies spanning the globe. Provided my services to hundreds of wide-ranging startups, Fortune 500 companies, and professionals from virtually every field. Past and present projects include exciting brands such as VH1, Smirnoff, Porsche, Cubero Cigars, XTERRA Fitness, and more. Played a lead role in developing several overall brand strategies.
- Editing: Served as a Senior Editor for publications both print and online. Played a lead role in establishing a new local branch for a popular music publication.
- Thought Leadership Content Marketing: Visit http://www.fortunatedeluge.media
Influence & Co.
Ghostwrite thought leadership and content marketing articles pertaining to a wide range of subject matter for professional clients from a variety of fields. These articles are regularly accepted for publication in leading outlets such as Business Insider, the Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Life Hack, Dumb Little Man, Techi, VentureBeat, Addicted 2 Success, and many more. Company named one of the Top 100 Most Promising Companies in America by Forbes.
Lincoln Digital Group
Work with a wide range of clients, including leading luxury auto dealers and luxury jewelry retailers. Writing copy about some of the most renowned brands in the world, such as BMW, Porsche, Maserati, Land Rover, Cartier, Breitling, and more.
Rudolf Prehn GmbH
September 2013-October 2016
Created web content, label notes, and a variety of other materials for this international wine and spirits producer. I primarily wrote about their Spanish wine brand Viña Maria.
China Wine and Spirits Awards
September 2013-October 2016
Produced a variety of marketing and web content for the CWSA, the largest wine and spirits event in Asia.
Shared Vision Media
June 2012-May 2016
Developed copy for a number of regional, national, and international brands, mostly from the food, drink, and entertainment industries.
Developed web content. Researched and produced regularly updated blog posts.
March 2013-Jun 2015
Developed a wide range of content for clients big and small, from locally owned contracting services to highly recognizable international brands.
July 2011-February 2013
Wrote thousands of SEO tailored biographies and articles for high profile professionals, political personalities, military officials, and a variety of other clients.
April 2011-November 2012
Executive Editor – Portland, OR Branch
Selected to launch the Portland branch as the sole content producer, quickly promoted to lead in the development and coordination of a local team which grew to include eight writers and four photographers. Assigned work, edited articles, and liaised between artists, writers, promoters, and venues. Reviewed live and recorded music, wrote news pieces, interviewed leading music industry professionals, and maintained a regularly updated website. Pushed the branch to become a well-recognized and established name in the local music community.
The Evergreen State College
Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature