Me in 90 Seconds (even if you’re a slow reader)
At a young age I learned the principles of selling and communication from a master and learned how to sell not only a product or service, but to sell an idea, to communicate, and to sell myself. I have always found amusing the idea that “sales” is a bad word – a word that inspires the greasy salesman hawking jalopies.
Sales is not a bad word – it is vital. To be a good salesman is to be an expert in communicating an idea well enough that it becomes the other person’s idea.
I entered real estate investing and graduated to oil and gas exploration and acquisitions where, at age 25, I negotiated with billionaires and multi-billion dollar companies (Paragon Petroleum). I became a presenter of strategy, ideas, and inspiration.
I founded a transportation company with a 25 year veteran that is set to change the landscape for small- to mid-sized businesses using express services (Transportality).
I started a web design agency (gBarn Design) in my home town in New Hampshire because of the atrocities committed by local web design companies. We purposefully build responsive, and sexy websites to help your business be seen, remembered, and engage your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I have taken risks. Some of them have paid off, some of them haven’t. From both the successes and the failures, I have learned.
Things I Can’t Live Without:
My wife Stefanie, and my two little monsters Cayden and Chaeson. My dog Cash’s frequent comic relief. My amazing family. My Mac, my iPhone, and my UniBall Vision Elite pen.
Major Influences in My Life:
Dedicated and selfless parents. Loving siblings. A life of competitive athletics. Innate curiosity and a need to solve problems.
Things I Love:
Positivity. Ordinary people who leave extraordinary legacies (RIP Grampa Fisk). Family, like-minded friends. Superheroes – seriously who doesn’t love superheroes?