I grew up in Maryland and lived there my whole life, before leaving to play football at Harvard, where I ended up learning way more about myself than any subject taught in a class. After graduating and starting work as a consultant, my passion for art and designing reignited during my daily 5-hour commute to Northern Virginia (the absolute worst). The next week, I bought a camera and began learning graphic design and motion graphics. This proved to be a defining and empowering moment in my life, from which I haven’t looked back.
My wife, Paige, and I got married and moved to Raleigh because it just felt right. We’ve been here for a short time but it feels like we’ve been here forever. We’re always looking to visit new amusement parks and ski resorts and try new sports, games, and hobbies, because if you aren’t having fun then what are you doing? I love doing everything with her, especially riding roller coasters, snowboarding, going to my brother’s NC State football games (GO PACK), tennis, pickleball, ping pong, working out, board games, and making YouTube videos (check out my channel and I’ll love you forever youtube.com/c/GoBigger). Joining Brand Fuel has me incredibly excited to put all the skills I’ve learned to good use and have some fun with great people along the way.
Causes You Support: Ending homelessness, LGBTQ+ Empowerment, Racial Equality, and helping people chase their dreams
Favorite Sports Teams: NC State, Steelers, Nationals, Capitals (but the Canes are growing on me)
Pet Peeves: talking (loudly) during a movie, not using a turn signal
Favorite Quote: Set your heart ablaze – Kyojuro Rengokou
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: Stickers. So simple yet so amazing. Everyone can know what I do, buy, and say without me even having to talk! Win-win.
Childhood Hero: Troy Polamalu
Favorite Bands: Paramore, Zac Brown Band, Drake, Rod Wave, Taylor Swift
What I want to be when I grow up: A better listener
What I do when no one is looking: Fall into Wikipedia rabbit holes
Favorite Book: The Lightning Thief
Favorite Artist: Steve Szynal
Favorite Song: Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
Favorite Place to Travel: Disney World
My Superpower: Becoming obsessed with a particular food and then never eating it ever again
Favorite Condiment: Sweet & Sour
Your dinner guest choice: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Celebrity Crush: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (had to take him to dinner first)