June 17, 2010

About

What’s my story? I’m a tech junkie who realized that tech was not always meeting the needs of the people using it. I combined the disciplines of technology, communication, and education into a career that tries to successfully marry tech with people. Along the way I tried entrepreneurship, held elected office, and achieved Masters and PhD degrees.

Most of my clients are in B2B verticals; many need help with digital integration in ways that achieve their business goals. There are key themes that keep emerging in my research, teaching, and consulting work. Ironically, these themes are often more related to people than to actual technologies. Key theme that surround my work include: innovation, storytelling, engagement, trust, communication, UX, strategy, and knowledge management.

A brief professional summary:

  • Tenured faculty member at Lebanon Valley College, a private, regional college in Pennsylvania
  • Graduate degrees in Advertising & PR, Technical Communication, and Project Management
  • Previously a Principal in Concept Communications, Inc., a boutique agency
  • Research interests in KM, Innovation, Communities of Practice, and UX
  • Two terms of elected office in the County of Lebanon (PA)

I enjoy learning how companies use technology to solve problems, relieve pain points, and to innovate. I believe it’s essential for an organization to develop their internal talent to innovate from the inside out (Twitter #innovateinsideout). Consequently, much of my consulting activities involve advising companies on how to combine strategy and education to innovate internally.

Outside of work I’m a father of three, dog owner of 2, and husband of one (my 3-2-1). My son and I run a small side hustle business buying vintage items and selling them online and occasionally at flea markets (VintasticCo). I’ve lived in the same area for most of my life, so our family enjoys domestic and international travel.

If you need ideas for internal innovation or if you simply like to talk tech, Knowledge Management, innovation, strategy, travel, or maker and DIY hobbies, then contact me or connect with me on LinkedIn.