Career Reflections

Enjoy these reflections about my own learnings and career experiences

A Loving Ode to An Aquatic Kitty That Stole Millions of Internet Hearts Around the World

It was 2013 when Holly, the adorable swimming cat 🐱🌊, became a worldwide internet sensation. Her swimming news story, along with my corresponding video clip (which has received 75.5K views to date at the time of this writing), resonated around the world. But beyond any pride or joy I may have felt about the content success of Holly's tale, I confess to also feeling some sadness about this feline's viral content moment.

Unforgettable Managua: An Eye-Opening Social Media Experience from My Travels Abroad

I had the honor of being invited by the U.S. State Department to present at multiple universities and entrepreneurial events in the capital city of Nicaragua. But those plans were unfortunately never realized. With massive protests breaking out throughout the city, I was thrust into a series of experiences where I'd witness, first hand, the strategic use of social media; not for marketing and promotion but instead to distribute, en masse, expressions of profound anguish and cries for liberty and freedom.