I was born and raised north New Jersey (and yes, we do call it Taylor Ham). I spent my youth playing sports, listening to music and skateboarding. It wasn’t until high school, when I found my love for promotions.
In high school, I started promoting night clubs in NJ and NY. Started with teen nights and then began promoting and running 18 and up nights. This is where I found the importance in promotions and branding.
Years later after meeting the love of my life, we moved to south New Jersey where I found the amazing world of promotional products! As an account manager for Admints, a Brand Fuel supplier, I traveled all over the US working tradeshows and building relationships that have grown into friendships.
Now, I am enjoying life on the other side of the industry. Spending my free time with my wife and 2 amazing children and catching the occasional concert.
Causes You Support: Surfriders Foundation
Favorite Sports Team(s): NY Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, A.C. Milan, and Inter Milan.
Pet Peeves: Lack of punctuality and slow drivers in the fast lane.
Favorite Quote: “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” and “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”
Favorite Promotional Product and Why: Origaudio Rock-It 3.0 Vibration Speaker. Love the concept. Something that will be kept. To me, it’s a cool item in general, made better with branding!
Childhood Hero: Tony Hawk and Troy Aikman
Favorite Band(s): Ramones, Misfits, 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Beastie Boys, The Stooges, The Clash, Ben Folds Five, Frank Sinatra, The Aqua Bats, Bad Brains, Fishbone, The English Beat, all ‘90s Grunge, anything ’80s, House Music, the list goes on!
Awards: MVP – 4th grade scrimmage basketball
What I want to be when I grow up: An astronaut or cop.
What I do when no one is looking: Dance!
Favorite Book: The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Favorite Artist (i.e. painter): Andy Warhol, Banksy, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Boyd, and Norman Keith Collins (Sailor Jerry)
Favorite Song: “It was a very good year” by Frank Sinatra
Favorite Place to Travel: The beach.
My Superpower: Entertaining and patience of a saint!
Favorite Condiment: Honey Mustard
Your dinner guest choice (dead or alive): Hunter S. Thompson
Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Love Hewitt