You can book me for...

all the things!


 

Speaker/Emcee

I've hosted events big and small. I've created slideshows, video presentations, and emceed large ticketed events. I've told stories, recorded podcasts. 

I've been on stage at the historic Castro Theater, keynoted Discovery Education Summer Institute and was the guest of honor at the SF Rotary Club. 

 

biographic

BioGraphic is multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences, bioGraphic was created to showcase both the wonder of nature and the most promising approaches to sustaining life on Earth. 

For their 1-Year Anniversary, I conducted the headline discussion with Dan Glick, their embedded journalist for the "Lungs of the Planet." 

nerd nite

Nerd Nite is an educational and quirky event happening in more than 90 cities around the globe, topics range in disciplines and the audience drinkp along with the speakers. 

Each month, three speakers gather to talk about something extremely nerdy, my talk “Why Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Should Be Considered Real Languages” argued to the sold out crowd that ConLangs (constructed language), often derided by the linguistic community, should get more athfiezar!*

DNEws live

In October 2015, I emceed a live show, DNews After Dark, at the historic Castro Theater. The show was part of the Bay Area Science Festival, and featured several science communicators from around the country, speaking to a huge (and excited) crowd!

* Dothraki for love between friends!

 

Consultant

I've collaborated with individual YouTube creators, multi-channel networks, advertisers. I've coordinated huge live and pre-recorded events at the Democratic National Convention, with NASA/JPL, and even a ticketed variety show.  

I've got significant experience creating YouTube content.

I have years background in crafting stories that YouTube viewers will consume. Pitching, writing, editing, conceptualizing visuals, working with teams, brainstorming packaging, and even looking at data on video success.

If your business needs help getting it's YouTube strategy off the ground, I'm your man. On top of that, I have a masters degree in Strategic Communication from American University. I've written press releases, crafted brochures, and pitched journalists. I can work traditional PR, work as a journalist, or create content for stage, screen, speaking engagements, and used to taught PowerPoint at a college level -- needless to say, I can polish most turds I'm handed... (I'm sure your content is far better than that).


Producer

Seeker (formerly DNews) was the my first major success in digital media. As of early-2017 the channel has 2.5 million subscribers, garnering average weekly views in the millions across its new and extensive back catalog.

I've been the host of Seeker since day one in 2012. I have shot, lit, edited, written, produced and hosted the show.

In 2017, I became the senior producer of Seeker, guiding content and strategy for one of the largest science channels on YouTube.

I HAVE NEWS! (EXAMPLE 1)

In 2017, we won a Webby award for the first successful launch of a 360º camera to the stratosphere, ferried by a regular weather balloon. The video garnered millions of views, and remains one of the best examples of a its kind. 

Svalbard-cern (EXAMPLE 2)

In 2016, for the launch of Seeker, a crew of three traveled to Svalbard, an archipelago near the North Pole. While there, we shot with traditional and 360-degree video with the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and the European Incoherent SCATter Scientific Association (EISCAT), before traveling to the Center for European Nuclear Research to film at the Large Hadron Collider.

I pitched, budgeted, scripted, hosted, coordinated, and produced much of this shoot, resulting in a dozen videos which garnered over 7 million views on YouTube and Facebook.

 video example from CERN shoot


 

Host/Writer

I've written over 500,000 words for Seeker's main YouTube channel, and hundreds of thousands more for their other channels.

The stories I've written have showed up in the New York Times, and on Vice, Huffington Post, and on various television channels. I've written content for advertisers like Boeing, Toyota, U.S. Air Force, Kay Jewelers, Harry's, Dollar Shave Club, Blue Apron, Domain.com, SquareSpace, Graze, and dozens of others.

My hosting and writing appeared on Science Channel and Discovery Channel in the United States and around the world in a short, daily segment called Science Presents DNews

Thousands of examples of my videos can be seen on Seeker's YouTube channel, or Seeker.com, and below is just one of those.

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