I joined Escapod in 2016, and bring to the table a decade of design experience, focusing mainly on brand development and digital marketing. I’ve always loved working with my hands and giving an unusually (and often unrealistic) attention to and demand for the details of any project I undertake. My work after I met Chris in college was mainly in design agencies, first in Ohio, then in New York, understanding more and more what the necessary tools of a modern company are in the digital era. Over the course of 7 years in New York I acted as creative director and developed strategy for sites including The Players’ Tribune, GQ, Public Art Fund, Homage Clothing, and The Fader magazine. My work before Escapod was routinely recognized and featured in the community by sites like SiteInspire, Behance, and the Webby awards.
A chance opportunity to travel with an early Escapod prototype for six weeks with my girlfriend, Ale, and dog, Frankie, was an eye-opener - I was done with the city, the desk jobs, and intangibles of the digital design world. I wanted to head to the mountains and finally be part of building something of my own, from the ground up. With lots of history and a mutual affinity for risk, Chris and I decided to give a working partnership a shot.
Chris and I come from very different backgrounds and have different skill sets, but a similar perspective on hard work and a high bar for quality is whole-heartedly shared.
When not at the shop, find me climbing, hiking the trails with Ale and Frankie, or competing at something (anything!) with Chris - business partner and chief rival in all things adventurous.