It all started…
In 2011 when I decided to begin writing a book based on experiences I had as a teenager and young adult up to that point in my life. I realized that writing a book was a long endeavor with a lot of time spent writing and formulating a good pace and style. The subject matter was on religion and spirituality, which has been of interest to me since at least 2008.
Writing a book opened a lot of doors to me. Through those experiences, I learned about project management, time management, writing, editing, and other important skills that helped me a lot as I began my writing career off of the release of my first book in 2012.
I began my writing career writing articles for SEO. As time went on, I learned that the industry is constantly evolving and changing with the times. I have done projects that are no longer available to those who freelanced and some projects are long gone. Beginning in 2016, I began larger copywriting projects along with various stints as content manager.
So, now you’re asking…
Who am I and what are my experiences like? What skills, experiences, and perspectives do I bring to any company or organization?
I have what you may consider to be many lives. Over the course of these lives, I gained many important skills. The skills that I gained are not necessarily the skills that are obvious to those who worked in insurance and in real estate, but expand beyond them.
While working at Sellstate Realty Pros, as it is in the real estate industry, I mastered my skills in negotiations, attention to detail, working at hours that are not seen as traditional, contract creation, networking, and I mastered my skills further in marketing and communication.
While in the insurance industry with Allstate, State Farm, and American Family Insurance, I mastered my knowledge in funnel conversion, online marketing, cross selling, collaboration, multi-tasking, customer service, following up, and becoming a member of the community, in addition to mastering the skills of overcoming objections and leadership.
While working in the writing industry, I was able to learn about content marketing and management, social media marketing and management, various software and hardware, and working in an environment that is remote, collaborative, and, as a result, needed to excel in written and oral communication.
Then came 2020…
And I was laid off a large project. After that time, I began to advance my skills in product marketing, email marketing, course creation, social media management, SEO mastery, and a lot of other courses and certificate programs. During that time, I had to decide what to do with these new found skills combined with my formal education, life experiences, and many bouts of trial and error.
After failing to get funding for a State Farm agency, I began to think about a pivot in my life towards the realms of marketing and media planning and management. I believe that my ability to learn new things, to be curious about products and processes, and my love of collaboration and communication will benefit companies, inspire others, and blaze trails.
What do you do for fun?
I love to do what I do. I enjoy writing, reading, and studying what I love to do. My current interests? Besides my mastery in all things marketing and sales; I continue to have a love of religion, architecture, cities, spirituality, cryptozoology, current events, politics, wrestling, history, geography, technology, software, video gaming, and many other things.
I am also a person that loves nothing more than loyalty, respect, and collaboration. I pride myself on being an intel gatherer, listener, friend, brother, son; and I strive for self-respect, self-discipline, actualization, and helping others to realize the best in themselves. I believe in a vision of the future that will bring out the best in all people and we are looking forward to a brighter tomorrow.