First Post!

This is the first post, of what I intend to be a very active blog. I am fully aware that I am only writing to myself (and perhaps a few close friends), but my goal is to market myself well enough that this becomes a well-traveled website.

Since this is the first post, I think it is important to do some introductions, and perhaps give you a bit of background about myself. I am a native Hoosier, and I have called this beautiful state home my entire life. I received my degree from Indiana University, and I have resided in Broad Ripple for the past 5 years. I am married to my lovely wife, Kathy, and we have a son, Tedy.

After leaving college, I taught elementary school before moving on to a career in the non-profit sector. I worked as a fundraiser and volunteer recruiter/manager, and I developed a toolbox of skills that I think translate well. A few things I learned:

  • Communication is key. It is very easy to back off when communicating too much, it is much more difficult to ramp up when communicating to little.
  • Reach and Frequency. When marketing anything, you have to make sure you reach your target audience as often as possible.
  • Simple, but significant. Your message should be memorable and succinct.
  • They can only say, "No." You should know what is fair, and demand it during negotiations.

To help me with this new endeavor, I have teamed up with Bill Mitchell. He has close to 10 years of experience in the business coupled with 20 years of marketing experience at a Fortune 500 company. We can provide clients with a unique combination of passion, knowledge, expertise, and care.

I hope that you all continue to come back to the website to watch it develop. The listings page should continue to grow, please comment as you see fit, and I would love to receive any feedback you would be willing to offer. I look forward to hearing from you!