[Written in the 1st person this time because 3rd person is weird.]
So back in the 2000s I was in a band. The band needed a website. I built the website and unsurprisingly, it was pretty terrible. I kept at it and eventually got good enough that people offered me money to build their websites. “Maybe this could be a business”, I thought. It took years, but I eventually decided to leave corporate America behind and build websites full time.
I landed my first client as a full time web designer: Salt-N-Pepa. (Crazy right??)
Prior to founding Olive Branch Digital, I managed large scale digital marketing projects for global pharmaceutical brands, oversaw corporate communications for a nationwide mortgage lender, co-founded the world’s first and only Black owned microphone company, and produced music for chart topping artists. I still produce professionally and count well known companies like Ford, Apple, and E-Trade as clients.
I also co-produce the top-rated business podcast School’s Over…Now What? hosted by Shawn Anthony. Since 2018 our top-rated show has racked up an all-star roster of guests including Seth Godin, Estelle, Grant Cardone, Amy Porterfield, Dr. Mathew Knowles, Ryan Serhant, and many more. You can pretty much find me at the intersection of media, technology, and marketing.
A proud Long Islander, I now make Westchester, New York my home with my amazing wife and daughter. I’ve never met a brownie I didn’t like.