[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.
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.
As a podcaster I co-produce the top-rated business podcast School’s Over…Now What? hosted by Shawn Anthony, along with hosting a mental wellness & personal development podcast called Products of Circumstance with Ken Skeen.
You can pretty much find me at the intersection of media, technology, and marketing.
I serve as a member of the Board of Directors at the I Have A Dream Foundation, as well as president of their New York Alumni Council.
A proud Long Islander (don’t ask me why), I now make Westchester, New York my home with my amazing wife and daughter. I’ve never met a brownie I didn’t like.