All around Geek Dad.
Passionate about my Family, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation & the Policy that Impacts them.
Enthusiastic about Cars & EVs, Space & Sci-fi.
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About Me Professionally:
- Dedicated to promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism.
- Innovation Policy: developing sound public policy, creating easy-to-understand technical & legal explanations, forming coalitions, and developing grassroots to advocate;
- Creator Empowerment: empowering creators to be entrepreneurs by taking control of their own small business through the development of online and in-real world strategies — new media distribution, strategic marketing, producing new revenue streams, and performance strategies.
- Worked on the federal and state level to promote innovator freedoms. Guiding principle: generally, less government is a better government.
BS, Business, concentration on Information Technology
I LIKE TO EMPOWER CREATORS
I run a project called Creators' Freedom with the mission to empower creators to take control of their small business by leveraging their creative spark and today's technology. Since 2010, the project has worked directly with creators though entrepreneurial workshops and one-on-one case studies.
I come to the creative industry from an innovation-policy perspective. Over my nearly 20 year career, including more than a decade in Washington, DC, working for two U.S. Senators, one Administration, and a public advocacy organization that I helped grow into a thought leader, I focused on copyright and the technical and social impacts of technology mandates.
In the ongoing competition-in-telecommunications debates,I worked to introduce pro-net neutrality legislation and defend against discriminatory broadband practices. Campaigns I've produced included widely distributed issue viral videos that break-down complicated policy concepts and other content that became "Internet memes" recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Moyers on America, and multiple episodes of The Daily Show. A pivotal Commerce Committee hearing was dubbed the "iPhone hearing" because Ranking Member Ed Markey held up my own personal iPhone up as a prop to emphasize innovation needed in telecommunications.
I LIKE TO INFLUENCE INNOVATION POLICY