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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).


Host/Writer

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

The stories I've written have showed up in the New York Times, 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, Freshbooks, Hello Fresh, and dozens of others.

My hosting and writing was featured in a year long experiment to create video for Science and Discovery Channels from a digital-native office. The short segments, called Science Presents DNews, aired the United States and around the world.

Thousands of examples of my hosting can be seen on Seeker, or Seeker.com, and below is just one of those.


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Producer

Seeker (formerly DNews) was the my first major success in digital media. As of early-2018 the channel has over 3 million subscribers, and is growing. We garner millions of weekly views across its new and extensive back catalog.

TL;DR (full story below)

In the years from 2012 to 2018 I've produced multiple video programs and audio podcasts for both Discovery Digital Networks, and Group Nine Media.

The shows are some of the most popular content Seeker has ever produced, and air several times per week, producing millions of views, impressions, downloads, and clicks (pick your metric).

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO: 360º to edge of Space

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.

The video below has been nominated for numerous awards, and in 2018 won at the 39th-annual Telly Awards for "excellence in TV across all screens."

 video example from CERN shoot

MY STORY

I began as one of three hosts of Seeker when we launched on Dec 5, 2012. For the first year I was writing, shooting, editing, and hosting the show on my own in a studio in Washington, D.C.. In 2014, I joined the staff in San Francisco, and learned to be part of a larger production team, working on field pieces, promotional materials and strategies to help the show grow. This is when we reached our first million subscribers. 

In 2017, I was promoted to the overall producer of Seeker's Elements show -- the name for our primary hosted program. I lead a small, nimble team and together we create all the content and strategy for one of the largest science education channels on YouTube. 

In 2018, I began producing multiple shows concurrently, both the Seeker hosted show, and SeekerPlus (a video and audio podcast running two concurrent, and separate feeds) Currently, I create more than 20 content-minutes per week for YouTube, Facebook and podcast platforms.


standard Seeker video

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