My strengths are Maximizer, Input, Activator, Connectedness, Communication (courtesy of Gallup Inc., StrengthsFinder)
I am an experienced salesman, public speaker, writer and creative strategist. I inspire people get what they want from life, to embrace their personal brand in the workplace and draw energy from success. I am currently writing my first book, Radical Generosity.
October 2009 to present
TEDxOmaha is an independently organized TED event. The challenge is to deliver the most inspiring performance of your life in 18 minutes or less.
TEDxOmaha 2011 will feature the theme of What’s Possible.
REBEL INTERACTIVE, REBEL Sales
June 2009 to present
REBEL INTERACTIVE is an Agency focused on Branding, Websites and Video.
At REBEL INTERACTIVE, I am responsible for new business development (sales, sales, sales). I identify amazing people who are accomplishing amazing things, and the REBEL Team helps them realize "What's Possible" for their organization.
I help people get what they want. Doesn't that sound better than what you have now?
Black Sheep Farms, Farmer
January 2008 to present
My family and I own and operate Black Sheep Farms. We specialize in chemical-free heirloom produce, heritage animals and distinctive cut flowers. As part of our dedication to quality food experiences, we engage our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program. We produce everything on-site with our own hands.
I contribute to periodicals and speak on food and farm topics.
Sole Proprietor, Marketing Consultant
May 2007 to June 2009
I worked with many organizations to create winning communications and strategic marketing plans.
MadGringo.com, E-Commerce Manager
September 2008 to May 2009
I managed the Mad Gringo retail e-commerce zone and all customer touch points. I coordinated social media efforts, press coverage, sponsorship agreements and online advertising.
Mail Solutions, Business Development Manager
November 2006 to September 2007
Strategic business planning, management of printing and direct mail campaigns.
The Tea Smith, Marketing Director
September 2004 to November 2006
Development and implementation of marketing campaigns, press relations, customer communications, events coordination, branch operations management, staff training and development, product development, sales analysis and strategic planning.
TierOne Bank, Sr. Consumer Loan Officer
September 2001 to October 2004
Revenue generation through sales of loan products by developing relationships with home remodeling contractors, mortgage brokers and individual account holders.
Commercial Federal Bank, Personal Banker
May 1996 to September 2001
Revenue generation through sales of loan products, retail banking products and fixed annuities by developing relationships with individual account holders.
English, No Degree at University of Nebraska at Omaha
General Studies, No Degree at University of Nebraska-Lincoln