2002 - I started my first business: selling wax to skateboarders and surfers at middle school. Read the story.
2007 - I ran for Editor-in-Chief of the high school newspaper. I lose. So I found an underground newspaper. Read the story.
2008 - I apply to be a writer at the University of Washington Daily. They don’t take freshmen, so I join their brand new video department. Read more.
2009 - I start managing The Daily’s video department and produce events videos for the University of Washington.
2010 - I turn The Daily’s video program into a weekly 30-minute TV show for UWTV. I produced the first season of 27 episodes. Read the story.
2011 - I produced videos for Microsoft, ESPN, UW, and Russell Investments (which turned into my first ‘real’ job.) This was also the year I graduated undergrad.
2012 - My friend Tommy and I earned a grant to produce Four Students. The documentary won some awards, and was one of the few screen credits of Bill Gates Sr.
2013 - I led my first big-budget video shoot for Russell Investments. I produced and directed One Way Single, a short film that takes place on a train. Read more about my movies.
2014 - Wrote/Directed a short film called “Urine Trouble” and another called “The Man Who Loved Bigfoot.” I wrote a movie and pitched it to a Hollywood studio (they passed). Also my first full year of grad school.
2015 - I finish grad school. Quit my job at Russell. Get engaged. Take the summer off to travel Europe and North Africa. And in a wild turn of events, I start doing marketing for a mustard company.
2016 - In a wilder turn of events, I start doing marketing for a company building a full-body VR exoskeleton suit. They were called AxonVR (later known as HaptX). My video for them hits >1 million views on YouTube.
2017 - Learn a ton about startup marketing and fundraising. Read >40 books this year. Led the rebrand from AxonVR to HaptX. Help create HaptX’s “Farm Defense” demo.
2018 - HaptX’s Farm Defense experience gets into Sundance. (As a former filmmaker, this was crazy fun.) Produce videos with Smarter Every Day, hit front page of YouTube and Reddit.
2019 - Lead HaptX’s Nissan partnership announcement. Finalist for SXSW Awards. Telerobot demo for Wired. Appear on Adam Savage’s Tested. Speak at MIT. Profiled in WSJ Future of Everything. Demo robot hands to Jeff Bezos and hit the front page of YouTube, Reddit, and Newsweek.
2020 - Win “Best of CES” with HaptX. More coverage from WSJ. Leave HaptX to join Convoy as Sr. Product Marketing Manager. Lead their COVID-19 supply chain response blog/video series. Become a dad.
2021 - Launch Convoy’s first “Annual Freight Insights Report.” Get a bunch of PR coverage (which doesn’t happen often for content marketing). Shift from Product Marketing to Growth Marketing at Convoy and lead ABM team. I launch Wolfscale as a side hustle.