Production & Account Manager
Why did you join the BLM crew? What drew you to the business?
I ran into Jackie at Lodo's, Denver's “Michigan Sports Bar” watching some Wolverine football. We got to talking, I quit my job, and the rest is history! That easy! I grew up in the car business and always loved the marketing side. I focused on management and marketing for my undergrad and graduate degrees, so I couldn’t have found a better fit!
What is your favorite part of coming to BLM everyday?
The people! I work with fantastic, and sometimes crazy, people that find ways to inspire greatness! Whether it’s a challenge, an argument, a brainstorm session, a shot of fireball, or a game of darts, we always hit our mark! I also enjoy the creative aspect; I’m no artist but I love writing and can be very creative with the right inspirations.
What do you most enjoy about being on the BLM team?
I enjoy the freedom to be me! I work with amazing people that help me create fun, powerful & disruptive ads - ads that I can see in my head, but lack the graphic, artistic, musical, or other required skills to achieve.
Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life? What genre would it be?
Me. I’m not good at delegating! Haha. But, seriously, pre-scientology Tom Cruise - Top Gun era. It would be literally the same movie as Top Gun – shirtless volleyball, beating the Russians, the motorcycle, the bird, the woman, and “You’ve lost that loving feeling!”, just minus all the issues with Ice-Man and jet wash.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?
Mental Telepathy. I’m all about getting in your head! Then, I could just make everyone else do the things I should be doing.
What word would you add to the dictionary? What does it mean?
Unfortunately, it’s not just a word. It’s a new language. Invented by my dad, perfected for years, and spoken to/understood by animals. Once you speak it, you never go back; it’s contagious. The words just spill out of you when you see, pet, & love your pet. My pets have had nick-names like: Schlimpy, Chowambi, Bingy, Gishie, Squeezy-face, Munya, Beatrice, Nonya, Schvenzel, etc. The tone of voice is critical and must be heard to fully understand.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Lots...He-Man, Smurfs, Ninja Turtles, Snorks, Looney Toons, Woody the Woodpecker, Duck Tales, Animaniacs, Yogi, Simpsons, all the classics! The thing is, I won’t stop growing up until the day I die, so...South Park, Archer, Family Guy, American Dad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Sealab 2021...Can you tell I really like cartoons?! You can do so much more with a cartoon character than you can an actor!
How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
You have no idea how long I have waited for someone to ask me this questions! It’s a HUGE conspiracy! You see, back in the 70’s people really started noticing the deer population developing a mind of their own. To dumb them down a bit and protect our prized auto industry, scientists developed a brain chip that specifically coordinated with a nation-wide network of yellow deer-crossing road signs. But it’s not just getting them to cross roads where we want them to, it’s so much more!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I hope I never grow up. That would be incredibly sad. However, I have always wanted to be a Dad and, sometime around March 21st, 2018, that will become a reality!
Where can we find you when you aren’t at BLM?
At home with my wife, dogs, family and friends. Out eating far to well. At my favorite distillery or brewery. In the mountains getting lost or finding myself, depending on how you look at it.
You're stuck in the woods for three days, do you survive?
I don't just survive...I thrive and seriously contemplate if I should ever go back!
If you weren’t working for BLM, what would you be doing?
Wait, am I getting fired?! Or did I win the lottery?! Either way, I'd probably be getting into some kind of trouble, somewhere amazing, searching for my next "BLM".