About

I live in the Atlanta area with my wife, Jessica, and our two sons, Patriot and Azlan. I have a passion for making a difference, marketing, technology, and sports.

Business Experience:
I am an entrepreneur.  I have started or helped start companies for many years.  I have failed more times than I have succeeded, but I think that is the story of most entrepreneurs.  Sharing my creativity with others gets me fired up. I enjoy business conversations over breakfast or lunch more than over a phone call or an email.  My latest company is ROAR and I also have a hand in Warrior Poet Clothier.  At ROAR, we do iPhone and Android apps for non-profits and those who serve non-profits. At Warrior Poet Clothier, we exist to help boys become men and look good while doing it.

Church Experience:
I worked at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX for five years, helping create and produce G-Force, a curriculum for elementary age children. I also contributed to the dream phase and helped launch Elevate, an elementary curriculum currently in production. Additionally, I served as the Pastor of Students and Children at Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, OH. I speak at many conferences for youth ministry, children’s ministry, family ministry and how to leverage technology for to make a difference. If you want to book me just fill out the Contact Form.

Social Media Experience and My Ebook:
I wrote Be Social: The Social Media Handbook for Churches and you can buy it here for the Kindle or get it free here on my site. I consult with many professionals in the Cincinnati and Atlanta areas in the creation and maintenance of a social media strategy (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc..). Currently, I am a strategy consultant for the reThink Group.  I believe a social media strategy is more important than just going through the motions. My best advice for those trying to leverage social media for either business or personal use is to be human; don’t forget you are one person talking to another person. You can interact with me on twitter, facebook, linked in, or this blog.

Technology:
For now, I use a 13″ MacBook Air, an iPhone 5, and an iPad (3rd Generation). Since technology is always growing, these devices will soon be traded in for something newer. However, I don’t plan on leaving the Apple family anytime soon.

Sports:
NCAA: University of Kentucky Basketball, I bleed blue.
NFL: Cowboys (I lived in Dallas for 5 years), and the Bengals (since a kid but it’s been rough).
Nascar: I don’t care really.
MLB: I will go but I won’t watch it on TV.
Soccer: I played at Cumberland College in KY, but I don’t follow it anymore.