All entrepreneurs, founders and consultants need a professional website to display their work, talents, and the value they bring to businesses.
This is my initial attempt at fleshing out my very first personal website. I built it all from scratch myself as a challenge, so if it seems a bit off to start – just know it’s a work in progress.
My plan for this site is to build out a comprehensive resource for me throughout my life where I can keep all of my:
- Past Work
- Learning Experiences
- And More…
I plan on contributing to this site on a regular basis, in an effort to become more organized, attain a better life balance, and track my personal progress in a way that enables me to learn from my accomplishments and network with others to share experiences and grow.
A Little About Me
Let me properly introduce myself…
I help build organic search traffic to websites by building effective and in-depth content marketing strategies, then helping business owners execute on them, and optimize them to get the best results over time.
Over the past few years, I have become a well-rounded content specialist, managing a team of about 12 freelancers for my content marketing agency, and helping to deliver solutions in:
- Blog Content
- Content Strategy
- SEO (On-Page & Technical)
- Email Newsletters
- And More…
I serve dozens of clients in a wide variety of high competition verticals including: law, healthcare, finance, SaaS, cannabis, insurance, and more.
I’m from Manchester, New Hampshire – one of the largest cities in our humble state. I’ve lived here my entire life, and attended public school in the city growing up.
My family was always close growing up, and I am very grateful for everything they have done for me.
- My brother Jarrod is about to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point.
- My sister Ava is about to graduate high school with plans to study organic chemistry in college.
- My mother is a massage therapist and is involved heavily with lots of homeopathic medicine.
- My father is a security guard along with a painter and handyman in his free time as a side hustle.
Overall, I would say I get a lot of my social qualities from my Mom, and a lot of my work ethic from my Dad – the man has grinded for 80 hours a week since before I can remember.
I grew up loving hockey, drawing, reading, building, and learning – always looking for a new challenge and opportunity to get better at whatever it was I was interested in.
As a kid, I was always a bit of a businessman even from a very young age – mowing lawns and shoveling driveways to make money by the age of 10, and selling anything from baseball cards to word searches in school prior to that.
As I grew older and approached college, I knew business was my path and that one day I aspired to work for myself – but wasn’t exactly sure doing what.
Who Am I?
Overall, I would consider myself a very driven person, someone who is analytical, insightful, loyal, and empathetic.
I’d describe my working style as obsessive, data-driven, detail-oriented, and highly focused on quality.
For the most part, I am straight up New England – a bit rough around the edges, but a simple person to my core. I love just about anything in life that money can’t buy.
I have a deep love for music, art, and literature – particularly stuff that is a bit off the beaten path, but that gives you insight into other’s experiences on a profoundly deep level.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends when I can, and I also enjoy a challenge – without it, life seems boring. Lastly, I would say I also have a deep sense of belonging, and want to contribute to things in my life that leave a positive and lasting impression on the world and those around me.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, yoga, football, hockey, basketball, going for long walks in the woods, drawing, reading, and fishing. Basically, anything outdoors that involves getting up and moving calls my name.
On top of that, I enjoy teaching myself to code in my free time – as it is something that has always fascinated me. So far, I have (just about) mastered HTML and CSS – at least to the point where I could make my own site, host it, and edit it no problem.
I also have recently been diving into Python, learning how to build basic programs on a project basis. Eventually, my goal is to continue learning modern programming languages by brute force in my free time until I am able to have the technical skills of a CTO.
While this is a bit far-reaching, I know I have the aptitude for it, and I can’t imagine the business ideas I could bring to life with a full-stack skillset combined with my creativity and will power.
I also enjoy challenging myself physically, which has led me to play lots of sports in my free time – which has the side benefit of helping me keep in touch with a lot of old friends.
I attended the University of New Hampshire at Manchester and earned my Bachelor’s in Business Administration, finishing just a few credits short of a minor in Computer Science – but sadly I have still not gone back to finish it.
For the most part, I enjoyed my education – particularly anything that had to do with economics, management, data, or chemistry (for some odd reason).
However, I will say that I have always been a doer, so for the last few years in school I did feel a bit trapped and discouraged – impatient and ready to get out into the big world and make something for myself.
Overall, one day I would love to go back to school to either get my MBA, or get a formal education in finance, analytics, chemistry, or computer science. I know that sounds like a lot, but I suppose no one ever achieved large things by dreaming small and keeping their mind closed to what interests them.
Honestly, who knows what the future holds. Every day is a blessing, and any day you could be gone. I try to practice presence in my daily activities, and keep the big planning and overview of my current path for the night time when I reflect.
Ideally, the goal is to continue growing my businesses – Poofnewsales and HelpingPot – with my business partner Cody Marchant. In the last 2 years, we have achieved quite a lot, and it is important to reflect on that in a positive light.
Along the way, I plan to continue learning and improving myself professionally and personally at an ever-increasing level, while striving to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Work With Me – Let’s Make Some Content
If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur looking to improve your organic search traffic to your website – let’s talk. My content marketing agency Poofnewsales builds in-depth content strategies that get results.
When it comes to content, I take things very seriously. With years of experience in keywords research, competitive analysis, Google Analytics, CMS, UX/UI writing, copywriting, writing, case studies, white papers, and more – I’m positive that I can make an impact on your online business.
If not, I’d love to still speak with you to learn more about your business and potentially point you in the right direction. Get in touch with me by filling our this quick form:
Learn With Me – Let’s Never Be Content
Being a young entrepreneur, I would say that there are a lot of stresses, temptations, and problems that can make the learning curve steep and unforgiving.
That is why one of the main driving factors behind this personal site is going to be learning, self-development, logging my thoughts, and keeping references to display my work and remind myself what I have achieved over the years.
But what good is learning if you don’t share it with people? That’s why another main goal for this site will be to meet new people, connect with them, and learn from their experiences while also teaching through mine.
I want to create an open network of professionals, risk-takers, life livers, and adventurers who are eager to share their journey and learn from others along the way.
If this sounds like you, you should definitely join my mailing list to receive my free weekly newsletter “Grow Weekly”, where I share everything I have learned for the week, and include plenty of links and resources that can help expose you to new ideas, books, resources, and more!