Thank you for taking a moment to explore my portfolio. The following sections contain an honest representation of my work, and constitute some of my favorite projects in my career to-date.


This universal engagement framework is the pride and joy of my career to-date. I’ve used it with schools, multinational corporations, tech startups, non-profit organizations, and trade associations. Perhaps best of all, it applies just as easily to stakeholder engagement as it does to philanthropic giving and quarterly sales goals.

I typically employ it in my work as Co-Founder of Boom Valley Creative, but if you have seven minutes, I’d love to share it with you and demonstrate how it can be contextualized to fit your organization’s goals.


Working with the Director of Policy and Plans for the Pentagon’s Defense Suicide Prevention Office, I built a series of data dashboards in Tableau to help communicate a sense of meaningful progress within crisis workers and volunteers at a suicide prevention call center.

I then recorded the process for building the dashboards so their team could take over ownership going forward.

Six months after delivering the dashboards, the organization secured a contract as an overflow provider for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—more than doubling their monthly call volume.


I coorganized the then-largest AI conference in North America, featuring speakers from Google, Teach for America, Khan Academy, and SXSW.

I created the brand and website, and deployed paid search, paid social, and affiliate marketing strategies to grow revenue from $0 to $63K in just two months.


In the heyday of the Daily Deal, I wrote hundreds of ads for LivingSocial.

One of them even earned their “Best Copy” award.


This was a rare four-party collaboration between (i) the nation’s leading dental services provider, (ii) a large tech startup, (iii) Arizona State University’s Center for Games and Impact, and (iv) yours truly.

I helped ASU and the tech startup secure a $1.2MM contract by designing the UI/UX for an app that gamifies dentist training, articulating the marketing strategy, building a pitch deck—and delivering the pitch myself.


Not everything that I’ve built is high-stakes or huge in scope. This Colorado agriculture company wanted to improve its product pages for the seeds it was trying to sell online.

It might not have been the most glamorous gig, but I was happy to pitch in with some graphic design and SEO guidance.


Hemet Unified School District’s executive cabinet wanted a series of infographics with key performance, safety, and engagement indicators so they could could make informed decisions during leadership meetings.

Using an Excel-to-InDesign data merge, the final product became 5 separate layouts, printed into (4) 36×54 posters, (48) 11×17 place mats, and (12) data flip books.

Also, because it’s data-merged, the color-coded circles and trend arrows will update easily as new figures come in.


California Association for the Gifted (CAG) contacted me in early 2020 for web development help.

I led a digital transformation project that culminated in a refresh of their website, a mobile-friendly version of the site, and an integrated membership portal, which CAG used to host its first-ever virtual conference.

The success of CAG’s transformation was noticed by other state-level gifted associations, and I was soon contracted by the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) to do the same.


In an effort to prepare teachers for online instruction to begin the 2020-21 school year, I organized Hemet USD’s first-ever “Techfest.”

This was an all-day event featuring 107 digital breakout sessions led by Hemet’s teachers and administrators. Each session was recorded, and links to the recordings were stored on an internal Google Site so teachers could re-watch the session they attended, or view the recording for a session they could not attend.

The feedback on the event was overwhelmingly positive, with a total rating of 9.4/10 across all sessions.


Substitute training was taxing the time of the district’s professional development academy and human resource personnel, so I was asked to digitize the process.

I added an LMS component to the district’s website and built out an online training course that potential substitutes can work through.

Upon completion of the course, subs earn a PDF certificate that they can share with HR to receive their district-issued email address and enter the next stage of their training.

The next phase in this project will be to build similar courses for edtech tools and pedagogical strategies.


When COVID-19 hit, it forced school closures across the nation. While Hemet’s TOSAs worked to create distance learning packets, I built a custom website to house the packets and online resources.

Before summer break, the site had garnered over 18,000 unique visitors, including repeat visitors from 46 states in search of resources for their own districts.


Neither marketing nor digital content creation per se, but my all-time favorite graphic design work is the design that would be engraved into my dad’s headstone.

Marking his resting place in Tincup, CO, the image features the Collegiate Peaks, a series of 14ers in the Colorado Rockies that were among his favorite to hike.