What I do right now:
I am the Director of Student News
, where I recruit, train, and manage hundreds of college writers at campuses across the country. I do a lot of web development, and help with Uloop's social media strategy. I love code, and I love people.
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee (c/o 2012), but after two years of internships with some of the biggest firms in the world, I realized that startups were way
more fun. I founded a web-development company (+Shakeup Media
) and started a news blog on my college campus.
After pitching my college news platform at business competitions for months, I was getting very little traction. Uloop found out what I was doing, and eventually brought me on to their team to create Uloop News. It's now the fastest growing college news blog in the United States with a presence at 50 campuses and over 400 writers contributing.
Follow me for a week and you'll see that I'm controversial, fun-loving, and a deeply-rooted minimalist. My goal online is to start intelligent dialogues, not further the amount of trash out there to be discarded tomorrow. I live in a 300 square foot apartment with one chair and a mat on the floor, and I am as happy as Bill Gates.
I love meeting people, writing (in both code and prose), playing guitar, traveling, and cooking. While I enjoy my work and the flexibility it provides, I also do a lot of geeky things on the side. Lately, it's been playing with my Raspberry Pi and learning Python.
Let me know if I you'd ever like to chat: