Like most people that make it to this site and this page in particular, I wasn’t always involved in digital marketing and SEO. My path to where I am today has been long and unconventional.
I started my very first website about thirteen years ago.
I had no clue what I was doing. It was awful.
Needless to say, trying to learn how to code raw HTML in five-minute chunks when working in an office, while at the same time learn how to market it was a path to certain failure. I gave up pretty quickly.
Years later after moving from the USA to Taiwan, I ending up working in a textbook publisher’s office. Part of my job entailed assisting English teachers while simultaneously marketing our books to them via Facebook. I also had to do a lot of market research in the TechEd field.
It sparked my digital marketing curiosity again, and luckily, I had a good amount of time to mess around on a new site. This time I also had the help of WordPress.
Since then, I have built and sold small niche sites, worked as an in-house SEO for a successful SaaS business, worked in the digital marketing department for a large integrated advertising agency, was the Digital Marketing Manager for a SaaS start-up, freelanced as a digital marketing consultant, and am the Director of Client Services for an SEO agency. .
There’s still a lot I want to do in this industry, and I hope to share what I learn along the way with others working on their own online journey.
I’m Not Just a Marketer
While a lot of this website and my life are dedicated to marketing and SEO in particular, I feel there’s a lot more to me than that. At least, I hope there is.
I have not lived a conventional life, and that is something I am very proud of.
I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduating high school and went to college because that’s what everyone said I was supposed to do. After bouncing around to a couple different schools, fluctuating between being a full-time and part-time student, and changing majors multiple times, I decided to stop doing what other people told me to.
I transferred to Millersville University as a philosophy student and graduated with my B.A. a couple of years later. Shortly after graduating I moved to Taiwan as I thought jumping right into a nine-to-five office grind was contrary to what someone who studied philosophy would do.
I lived and worked in Northern Taiwan for a year before moving to Tokyo, Japan. I worked there for a year as well before heading back to Taiwan.
Life has eventually brought me back to the USA, but I still do my best to explore different parts fo the world when I can.
I am also a father, train jiu-jitsu, know a few guitar chords, can hold a very sloppy conversation in Mandarin with Taiwanese taxi drivers, recently completed a 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours just to prove I could, and I’m an avid collector of credit card and airline rewards points.
I hope this was somewhat enlightening on my background as well as who I am.
Thanks for reading and I hope you find my website useful and maybe one day we will get the chance to work together.