Brief summaries of my professional, educational, and art careers.
Marketing Extraordinaire! Here’s my resume.
I worked at a highly successful small business in the 2000s that introduced me to marketing. South Bark, check them out. You wear a lot of hats when you work at a growing business. It was the marketing hat I loved the most.
My career advanced to the marketing team at The Honest Kitchen, consistently awarded for having great company culture. Once you work at a company that takes good care of you, you’ll never take it for granted.
From the top, I have worked at a liquor store, the San Diego Zoo, a chemistry lab, a wine distributor, 13 consecutive years in the pet industry, and most recently the 1st marketing hire at a trade show company. Quite diverse.
My specialty is Content Strategy, a true integration of many different marketing disciplines.
As of 2020, I have 13 years of experience in marketing. Here’s what I believe:
My college years started at UCSC studying Mathematics, and later changing my major to Legal Studies. I changed my major one more time, and transferred to UCSD where I received my Bachelor’s in Political Science. Don’t think this helped my career in marketing? Well, I learned to write, critically think, and get in people’s heads. I think PoliSci is a great degree for a marketer 🙂
My art career is more of a recent happening. It started with a sparked interest in…’adult coloring’. [Thank you family member who gave me that coloring book in 2015]. It’s said that coloring is a stress reliever. That may be true, but for me it was an artistic launching pad. I started producing my own original artwork in 2016.
It took me a few years to be confident enough in my work to call myself ‘an artist’. I imagine this might be a tricky label for a lot of you out there. I truly believe that everyone has unique creative talent. It’s just a matter of figuring out what it is, getting inspired, and dedicating the time to get better at your craft over time.
I should mention that my father is an accomplished artist. So, I grew up with art around me.
Launching this website here in 2020 is a big step in trying to establish myself as an artist. Calling on my skills as a marketer and my love of art, I have aspirations to launch a website that promotes artists who produce abstract art, like myself. Look for this project to launch soon!
Outside of ‘work’, I love music, sports, and healthy living. Proud daddy to my daughter – third generation artist, watch out world!
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