Copywriter + Marketing Strategist at idc Marketing, 2017 - present.
See client list here.
Writing Instructor, Purdue University, 2014 - 2016. Taught undergrads how to write gooder.
Writing Consultant, Purdue Writing Lab, 2015 - 2016. Helped many folks w/ PhD papers & 1 guy get the job of his dreams at NASA.
English Teacher, South Korea, 2011 - 2014. Taught ESL to middleschoolers who were by nearly all metrics smarter than me.
Freelance Journalist, REVUE West Michigan, 2010 - 2011. Covered comedy, theater, libations & biz news for a monthly A+E mag.
Master's of Arts, Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University, 2014 - 2016*
Bachelor's of Arts, English and Philosophy, Calvin College, 2006 - 2010
Gold ADDY, American Advertising Federation, for Print Media, 2022
MarCom International Gold Award for Print Media, 2019
5x recipient of Purdue's "Excellence in Teaching" Award, 2014–16
2x recipient of Purdue Writing Label's "Outstanding Tutor" Award, 2015–16
William B. Eerdmans Literary Award for Critical & Creative Writing, 2010
Off the Clock
I like outdoors stuff, hiking, paddling, very amateur birdwatching, going to the ocean and accidentally swallowing too much saltwater, going other places (see "hijinks"), or just goofing around with my greyhound, Bearbear.