Well, my name is “the other Danny”, and despite being born during a Philadelphia snowstorm, I still consider myself an NC native. At 9 months, my parents packed me up and moved to Cary and I’ve been in North Carolina ever since, playing tremendous amounts of soccer and making yet another sport out of bothering my two younger sisters. Music has also been a huge part of my life, both as a source of personal therapy and with the community it has provided. Shortly after the pandemic, I was grateful to be a part of helping local venues get feet back in the door by providing “liquid light shows” for music and genres of all kinds by adding a visual element to increase interest. Volunteering and organizing work remains a sizable aspect of my life as we look for different ways to approach a host of current global struggles. In what free time I have, I can likely be found at a concert or snuggling up with my boxer mix Emma to something tragically nerdy on the fantasy/sci-fi spectrum that I am far too excited to discuss at great depths.
In every role I’ve had, I have always been customer facing and truly enjoy problem solving and finding resolutions to client struggles like a puzzle. I’ve worked in a mix of environments that range from nonprofits to startups. I bring a wide range of skills that include customer service, project management, and various process improvement initiatives.
I’m truly ecstatic to be at a B Corp Certified organization like Brand Fuel that is committed to “breaking the mold” and look forward to finding new ways to express genuine human emotion/experience through promotion in compelling ways. Thanks for being with me on this journey and wish you and yours all the best. Cheers!
Favorite Sports Team: Liverpool FC (You’ll Never Walk Alone!)
Pet Peeves: Lazy writing and bad grammar.
Favorite Quote: “When we are dreaming alone, it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.”- Brazilian Folk Song
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: Branded metal water bottles because everyone needs something sturdy to keep them hydrated.
Childhood Hero: Michelangelo of the TMNT, “COWABUNGA!”
Favorite Bands: Tan and Sober Gentleman, Jooselord, Tom Waits, John Prine, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, IDLES, Dr. Bacon, Dwight Hawkins, Matt Pless, Consider the Source, the list goes on and on – anything with some heart, soul and hopefully the rare storyteller.
Awards – Rising Star – February, PartsBase Inc.
What I want to be when I grow up: Is never “growing up” still an option?
What I do when no one is looking: Serenade my ever-adoring boxer mix Emma with songs of love and affection.
Favorite Book: The Fire and the Word, by Gloria Munoz Ramirez
Favorite Artist: Frida Kahlo
Favorite Song: Hello In There, by John Prine
Favorite Place to Travel: Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
My Superpower: The ability to snap my fingers and create a mountain of chicken and waffles (with hot sauce).
Favorite Condiment: Strange and/or quality hot sauce.
Your dinner guest choice (dead or alive): Abdullah Öcalan
Celebrity Crush: Alisha Lehmann
Favorite B Corps: Kickstarter, Ben & Jerry’s, West Paw