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. So I combined the disciplines of technology, communication, and education into a career that makes people and organizations better through technology. Along the way I tried entrepreneurship, held elected office, and achieved a Masters and Ph.D. degree.

Many of my clients are in B2B or professional service verticals; most need help with digital integration to achieve their business goals. Key themes that keep emerging in my work are 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 and selling vintage items and vinyl records (VintasticCo). I’ve lived in the same region for most of my life, so my family enjoys domestic and international travel.

What are your innovation pain points? I might have a solution and it might not even involve consulting. I connect people to useful research, college interns, potential hires, subject matter experts, and give a lot of free advice. Conversations cost nothing to start, so contact me or connect with me on LinkedIn.