My digital life began at age 7 when I dialed-into America Online bulletin boards. Modems were very slow in 1982.
I built my first website in 1996. I started blogging in 2004. I joined Facebook in 2005, LinkedIn in 2007, and Twitter in 2008; and I’ve since been an early adopter and passionate user and advocate of new and emerging media.
Subsequent to a layoff during the national recession when nobody was hiring, I launched my own business in 2010 as a digital marketing trainer, consultant, and community manager. Of note, I managed online communities for nonprofits and a Fortune Global 500 firm; and taught 100+ students in a 30-mile radius.
I’m also a government geek, having served in senior management roles to two governors and one mayor; and I hold a Master in Public Administration. I live in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where I’m a 3-term elected city councilor.
Appearing in many publications including TechRepublic, Poynter, CBS Moneywatch, and Bank of America’s blog, I volunteer on the global board of directors of Social Media Club as their editorial director and I’m the founder of Social Media Breakfast North Shore.
In 2013 I’m transitioning careers into community affairs. See LinkedIn.
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