My first taste of fame came at the ripe age of eight, with the release of a short story titled Frankenstein, It’s So Dumb It’s Scary. Despite being an unapologetic ripoff of the classic TV show The Munsters, the story turned me into a home room celebrity. Riding a wave of hype, I announced my candidacy for the 2000 presidential election—it was my race to win. Support began to wane, however, when Cody Johnson also announced his candidacy. The third grade was quickly enveloped in an atmosphere of bitter partisanship that forced our teacher to encourage us to “play something else.”
The takeaway, however, was clear: storytelling would eventually lead me to success beyond anything Cody Johnson could ever imagine.
Later I worked as a Copywriter and Social Media Manager at Salt Lake textbook startup UCentive, which was eventually acquired by Sidewalk. Afterward, lured by adventure and the promise of world-class pizza, I moved to New York to create work for Fortune 500 companies like Intel, JP Morgan, and Samsung, as a Copywriter at Noise.
After a couple mountain-bike-free years, I returned to Utah and joined Saxton Horne as the Social Media Director on Larry H. Miller Auto, Hi-Chew, Kneaders, Fanzz and more.
In May of 2015, I released my first novel, entitled Deliver Us From Data. When I’m not on the saddle of a bike, I’m attacking an unending stream of side projects like YouTube channels, podcasts, short stories, and more.