Wow. I’m going to sit back and try and put the 1.28 million thoughts bouncing around my head into some logical written format. With that, here’s the deal.
For the past five and a half years, I’ve had the opportunity to work at one of the most amazing strategic communications firms around. Biased? Nah, not a chance. I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it for as long as I live – I’ve been one lucky man. I try my best to never take this thing called life for granted.
Since moving to Chicago in 2004 and starting at CG&A, I’ve had the chance to work on incredible projects with some of the smartest, outgoing and enjoyable folks around. I never thought I would have the opportunity to help the American Cancer Society pass smoke-free legislation in Chicago, register millions of organ donors in Illinois with Donate Life Illinois (nor have creative freedom over a lil’ fella named Morgan D’ Organ), put Illinois on display for travelers , assist one of my favorite nonprofits around or help brand and launch one of Chicago’s best outdoor music venues. All in conjunction with the most amazing coworkers one could ask to have on a team.
And so it’s come time to take on the next chapter in life.
I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ll be joining Waggener Edstrom’s Studio D team in April! The new official title will be Digital Strategy Senior Specialist.
On a personal note, having grown up on Whidbey Island out in the Puget Sound, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m beyond excited to return to the natural beauty of the grand Pacific Northwest. And yes, I know I need to make sure I have my raincoat ready. But I’m also going to have that camera firing left and right (stay tuned, I’ve got some ideas bouncing around for a photo/travel blog). Check.
From a professional standpoint, it’s been fascinating to watch various firms and agencies in Seattle continue to push ahead in the digital world. I’m excited to take this opportunity to immerse myself into the mix, contribute to a fascinating group and walk away from each day having tackled new challenges and learned a wealth of new information from amazing folks such as Tac Anderson, Nathan Misner and Jen Houston.
To all my Chicago peeps, you will be sorely missed but thanks to these fine InterWebs, friendships know no geographic boundaries (a good friend once told me that…write that down). To my future Seattle peeps, can’t wait to hop over to the Emerald City.
If you know of anyone who knows of anyone in Seattle, drop me a line! On a mission to meet some new faces.
Until next time (may be a bit with the move and all that jazz), cheers beyond cheers.