In a sense I’ve lived parallel lives/careers. As a content and communications strategist, I spent close to a decade leading content strategy for athenahealth, a billion dollar healthcare technology company. With a team built from the ground up, I forged the company’s brand narrative and content strategy, helping to grow revenue over that time from $100 million to $1.7 billion. Among many projects, I launched and oversaw an online magazine, which powered the company’s content marketing program. I also helped build a national media platform for the CEO, oversaw brand and social campaigns, and led corporate communications through a tumultuous acquisition process.
In 2018 I co-founded and now lead strategy for Slipstream, a boutique strategy & content agency committed to bringing important causes and missions to life. Earlier in my career, I led content and communications for a global NGO and wrote ad and web copy at Fallon Worldwide for premier brands like BMW, United Airlines, and Timberland.
I’m also an anthropologist — and that continues to shape my view of the world and my place in it.
After receiving my PhD from Harvard, I briefly taught college before jumping ship for a pioneering online adventure learning program called The Quests. For five amazing years I co-led a team of scientists, writers, photographers and videographers on ten educational expeditions across six continents joined online by close to a million students.
I’ve written for Outside, Smithsonian, Salon, and other outlets, and have offered commentary on NPR. My research and adventures eventually led to a book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game and a companion feature documentary, Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play, which premiered at SXSW and has appeared in more than 20 festivals worldwide. I’m a proud former Fellow of the The MacDowell Colony for the Arts and, together with my wife and two children, call Boston and New England home.