The Short Story
... isn't all that short. But I'll try.
I started podcasting on October 14, 2004. According to Podcast Alley, I hosted the 40th podcaster ever. I’m also the co-author of Podcasting for Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. I launched and managed a network of over 700 audiobooks released in serialized podcast form. I’ve spent over a decade in or adjacent to the C-Suite in marketing departments or digital agencies focused on new media and innovation. Today, I run a strategic podcasting consultancy and think about the future of podcasting.
Speaking of which...
I'm the founder of Simpler Media, a boutique strategic podcast consultancy.
We create successful podcasts and simplify podcasting for professional services providers and business owners just like you. We keep our clients out of the technical weeds and focused on their business, with easy-to-budget, transparent pricing on professional podcasting services in demand today.
I've been involved in publishing since 2002, but wrote my first "For Dummies" book in 2005. Since then, my name graces the spine of two other books in that series and I've fully embraced the indie publishing spirit, having successfully self-published three non-fiction titles.
Interesting Facts About Me
Because work/life/play balance is important, right?
For fun, I lived on nothing but beer and sausage for a whole month. For science, I documented everything and analyzed the results. And then I wrote a book about it, dispelling some common myths about "diets" in general.
In 2015, my wife and I sold everything we owned to travel the world for a year. Fourteen countries later, we found ourselves happily living the expat nomadic lifestyle in Southeast Asia.
In April 2018, I returned to Phoenix to focus full-time on building Simpler Media. Oh, and to become a grandfather. Woot!