Writer, speaker, coach, consultant... and a handful of other things depending on when you ask.
Really I'm just guy constantly burdened by an over active imagination and an insatiable desire to try my hand at anything and everything that catches my eye. Between my writing, videos, and other various hobbies and entrepreneurial ventures, I tend to keep a few sticks in the fire and prefer the insanity of constantly pursuing new projects over the security of more routinized singular dedications.
While I admit that in some cases my excitement for the next project conflicts with the success of my current project, as of yet, the negative aspects of my whimsical processes have proven to be outweighed by its resulting entertainment and satisfaction.
My professional and educational experience started with my bachelor's in Sociology, as well as Agricultural Sciences from Colorado State University, and then an MBA with a concentration in Sustainable Food Systems. My interest in food has lead me on a diverse professional career path, working hands on in restaurants and on farms, as well as a my current work as a food writer and educator, with projects ranging from authoring my own food travel guides and writing chocolate bar descriptions, to teaching cooking workshops and creating educational food/farm videos. This passion for real food and sustainable food systems manifests itself through the company I created, Food Flow (podcast, books, apparel).
Within the world of food, I also provide services as a consultant, specializing in marketing strategies for food and agricultural startups, including: recipe-development, R&D, trend analysis, creative innovation, and digital branding. More here.
Many of the key-drivers for my interest in food come from a stance of wanting to live a healthy high-energy lifestyle. This interest also fuels my constant quest toward what I call "life-optimization" --which essentially implies fine tuning the different aspects of my day-to-day life that contribute to feeling good, including: physical exercise, technology usage, sleep habits, organization, mental hygeine, and diet. These interests manifest through my videos and writings, as well as my work as a Professional Life Coach, public speaker, and educator.
As for the other various sticks I have in the fire at the moment:
- I'm currently finishing up my first full length fiction novel (which has proven to be exponentially more difficult than anticipated).
- My work as a wedding officiant has grown radically from a side hobby, with a current number of over 200 couples married :) ...my girlfriend Kelsey has teamed up with me as my photographer, and we offer package deals for weddings of all shapes and sizes. More info: Marry Colorado.
- My radio show "The FoCo Food Flow" is going full speed on KRFC 88.9fm Fort Collins, Colorado. I also have several other radio shows in the works.
- I've been losing sleep over what my first "choose-your-own-adventure" book should be about.
- Looking to start an online apparel company to support local artists by rocking their "rainy day" designs (pieces they've done but never used for anything).
- I'm grinding full speed with the boxers I'm training, with eyes on Golden Gloves next year.
- I'm still looking for a partner to get the Lazy Susan Fridge up and running ;)
Thoughts, opinions, suggestions, or questions? Let's connect!