I am a Senior SEO Manager at Search Discovery, former Director of Search Marketing at Startups.co, as well as former Associate Director of SEO at Razorfish. A long-time digital marketer with over a decade of SEO experience, I’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the world to grow their organic traffic. I’m based in Columbus, Ohio.
More importantly, I’m a devoted husband, dad of two, lover of mafia movies, tortured Cleveland sports fan, avid blogger, web & graphic designer, and WordPress aficionado.
I’ve been happily married to my wife Gina for over seven years! We have two children (Carter and Ellie), and we’re proud owners of a Golden Retriever named Rocky!
Since that point, my life has been consumed by a healthy dose of two things – toddler things and SEO. It’s definitely not easy, but I absolutely love it!
While I’m a pretty open book in terms of talking about my life, there are likely some hidden gems that you didn’t know about me. These are the quirks that make me unique and form the basis for how I approach life.
Ashton Kutcher’s (last person I’d expect) speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards (last place I’d expect) pretty much embodies everything I believe in and strive to be as a professional.
My dad was in the Air Force and stationed overseas on the Greek island of Crete. As the island facilities weren’t up to proper medical standards in 1982, we were sent to Wiesbaden, West Germany where I was born.
My early life identity was formed around sports. Although I excelled in many sports, I had plans to play Div. III college football, was a two-time captain, as well as all-league in high school. However, God had other plans for me, as my recruiting letters dried up after my 2nd torn ACL.
Although I’m certainly am no ‘American Idol,’ I am a fairly competent singer if I do say so myself. Even though I was a “jock,” I was a regular soloist in high school choir.
I most recently performed duets of the Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion song “All the Way,” “True Colors,” from the movie Trolls performed originally by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, as well as a solo of “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles with my wife at The Movement Mission concert to benefit ovarian cancer research.
Here are the video clips: