SEO/Content Marketing Project Manager
What’s your average day like at Oneupweb?
I look at a lot of numbers and data, which then informs us how to be creative with words.
Tell us about a favorite client moment.
So far, I don’t have one that stands out, but I find the clients to be just as pleasant as the people who work here. They’re motivated, kind and intelligent people who want to do the best they can. Those are the characteristics of the people I like to surround myself with.
Tell us about a favorite Oneupweb moment in general.
Learning that roughly 30% of the office has accidentally hooked their faces with fishing poles.
What’s your favorite blog and why?
The fictional horror writer character Garth Marenghi once said, “I’m one of the few people you’ll meet who’s written more books than they’ve read.” At this point, after nearly a decade in blog writing, I’m convinced I’ve written more blog entries than I’ve read. In other words, I don’t have a favorite destination for a blog. My favorite blog is probably whatever one I’m reading at the moment, unless I hate it.
What makes Traverse City appealing?
I left friends, family and a home I loved just outside of Chicago purely because I love Traverse City so much. The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, the emphasis on locally sourced food. The beer. Sunsets. It’s paradise, even in winter.
What do you really do at Oneupweb?
Manipulate the internet in favor of our clients.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I enjoy video games, writing, writing about video games, growing my Twitch channel, and writing fiction.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what office tool would you bring and how would you make your deadline?
If I were stuck on a desert island, I would probably worry about my upcoming deadline(s) for about a minute, because I know my teammates would help mitigate any desert island-related issues while I was gone. Then I would worry about survival. Thankfully, I brought my office machete.
Years from now, what will stick out most about 2018?
I’m still blown away that I found the courage to put on a real pair of pants, stop working from home, and join an office full of talented, smart people. Mostly graduating to real pants instead of the usual writer uniform of a robe or basketball shorts.
It’s 5:30 pm – what’s your cocktail of choice?
Bourbon – neat. Or any craft beer, which are countless in this area.
What’s the last song you intentionally listened to?
“Il Cielo in Una Stanza” Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane
What do you carry in your purse/man-bag?
What’s your secret guilty pleasure?
Twizzlers, but I must feel the bags to make sure they are properly ripe. I’m a Twizzler sommelier.
Favorite book/movie/album/TV show/etc…?
Book: “Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp” by C.D. Payne or the Rolling Stone essay “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘76” by Hunter S. Thompson
Movie: “The Royal Tenenbaums” (all of my dogs have been named after characters from the movie)
Album: Fantômas: The Director’s Cut
TV Show: “Twin Peaks” (especially the latest, third season)
Tell us something weird/unique/quirky about yourself.
My wife hated this when I worked at home, but I prefer to sing very loudly/yell while writing when I’m in a flow. It’s been a challenge to hold back from doing this in the office.
What’s one of life’s simple pleasures?
Petting a dog.
The internet is listening: give us some words to live by.
“In short, he has not dedicated his life to reaching a pre-defined goal, but he has rather chosen a way of life he KNOWS he will enjoy. The goal is absolutely secondary: it is the functioning toward the goal which is important. And it seems almost ridiculous to say that a man MUST function in a pattern of his own choosing; for to let another man define your own goals is to give up one of the most meaningful aspects of life — the definitive act of will which makes a man an individual.” – Hunter S. Thompson