Career Update

Finally getting around to posting this — I’m now three weeks into my new job as Social Media Coordinator at one of the larget fitness brands in the world.

I previously spent a great year and a half at Portent, an internet marketing agency. As a social media strategist and copywriter straight out of college, I learned more than I could have imagined and worked on so many different internal and client projects that I’m sure I did much more than a year and a half worth of work. That said, it was definitely time to move onto a new challenge, and I’m very happy I did.

Being in the driver’s seat of a brand’s social media presence and creating a comprehensive social strategy has already been an amazing experience, and I’m still only getting my feet wet. It’s also an awesome feeling to work for a company that makes such a tremendous difference in people’s lives.

One other thing — a few months ago I wrote another article for Social Media Examiner but neglected to share it here. If you’d like to take a look, check out 7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement. It’s a solid read for beginning social marketers and experienced marketers as well.

SME Social Media Engagement Article


Check out my new article on Social Media Examiner

For all you marketers out there:

How to Enhance Your Instagram Web Profile for Improved Exposure

Big thanks to Social Media Examiner for the opportunity to write for such a popular and influential website.

Social Media Examiner Instagram Web Profiles

Mobile Photography: Best of 2012

January 2, 2013 2 comments

Sure, Instagram had a rough end to 2012 with those TOS changes and subsequent retractions.

But the mobile app has also been one of my favorite discoveries of 2012 (other photography app suggestions: Pixlromatic, Camera+, Diptic, Snapseed, Flickr). While I can’t realistically bring my DSLR camera everywhere, I always have my iPhone with me. What’s more is that the Instagram community is an awesome place. Interacting with other mobile photographers through Instagramers Seattle and Josh Johnson’s #jj forums takes Instagram to a different level entirely. Here are some of my favorite personal mobile shots from 2012.


Tumwater Falls Park Instagram

Tumwater Falls Park

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The Amazon Jungle: Tambopata National Reserve & Lake Sandoval

October 1, 2012 2 comments

This is my second post in a series on my recent trip to Peru. In my first post, I talked about hiking Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu. Stay tuned for thoughts on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lima, and more.

When my girlfriend and I were planning our trip to Peru, we had a big decision to make: Spend our final three days at Lake Titicaca or spend them in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. We chose the latter.

Why? We thought it might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the reviews of the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion lodge were stellar. I’m hoping to go into more detail about the wonderful lodge, its employees and our other excursions in the Amazon in another post. But for now, I wanted to detail our experiences on a day-hike inside Tambopata National Reserve to Lake Sandoval.

Lake Sandoval Water Peru

Lake Sandoval in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve.

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Top 10 Seahawks/Packers Monday Night Football Tweets

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Machu Picchu: Hiking Huayna Picchu

September 21, 2012 13 comments

This is my first post in a series on my recent trip to Peru. Stay tuned for thoughts on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lima, the Amazon, and more.

As of November 2014, this post now lives on my new blog and photography website. For previous comments and discussion, please see below.

‘The Killing’ Version of Seattle vs. the Real Seattle

The Seattle from the AMC television show “The Killing”

The Killing Seattle

The real Seattle

Seattle rain

This short blog post brought to you by the Yeah, It Rains Here but Really I’m Posting This to Keep Others from Falling in Love with Seattle So They Stay Away Association.