Also: Writer, thinker, geek, networker, marketer, brand-builder, convener, designer, photographer, artist and outdoor enthusiast. First: 15 years in journalism as a reporter, editor, web pioneer, digital business builder and guide to the future of news. Then: Founder of We Media, a digital + tech consultancy and network known for consulting and conferences conducted around the world since 2004.
I've informed, inspired, advised, consulted and implemented publishing and social engagement strategies, campaigns and new ventures for publishers, brands, NGOs and institutions.
We Media celebrates "the power of us." So do I. I also founded the PitchIt Challenge, ranked one of the world's most influential startup challenges, which sourced and provided idea-stage funding to a portfolio of startups; weSpace, a co-working and collaboration space; and iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society, a non-profit media think tank and futures lab.
I'm an adviser to businesses, startups and non-profit organizations worldwide. I’ve also published a couple of short stories, most recently in Stress City, a 2008 anthology of fiction from Washington, DC, writers. My work connects people and businesses in media, technology, marketing, investment, design, art, activism, journalism and social entrepreneurship. In general: I'd rather be outdoors.