I love user experience design, wicked design thinking, low-fidelity wireframing, podcasting, emerging technology, and leading teams excited in making a small dent in the universe. My problem-solving skills were honed from years of chaos management in the US Navy and parenting - both surprisingly similar.
I've been podcasting for over 7 years now and have been working on processes and software that simplify the complicated world of podcasting. This inspired me to develop my first podcasting media platform called Oncetold , a simplified toolkit for building podcasts.
Before Oncetold was Gagglepod, a podcast design studio I co-founded with Timothy Kimo Brien. Through Gagglepod we held hundreds of meetups and virtual coaching seminars that taught new podcasters how to create shows, use audio technology, and build good podcasts. Out of Gagglepod, Tim and I started Podwrecked, a podcast to help podcasters survive their podcast, and helped me become a featured speaker at several conferences including Podfest Expo, Podcast Global, Independent Podcast Conference (ICON), Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference (MAPCON), GalaxyCon and several WordCamps. View several of my most recent talks on my Gagglepod YouTube Channel.
Once upon a time, I took on the challenge to make an Audio Drama. The end result was PAUSE for Dramatic Effect, a 17-episode serial podcast that let me have fun with writing, directing, producing, and even voice acting.
I am a big American Civil War enthusiast and created War Yankee, a history podcast that explores the Overland Campaign of 1864, as a way to explore the battlefields that surrounded my home in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Finally, I've founded a few small businesses in my day. One of these companies was Reckoneer. I built Reckoneer from a blog into an outdoor racing company, that taught new race directors the business of endurance racing, race promotion and event production. It was through Reckoneer that I started podcasting with the creation of my highly successful podcast Merchants of Dirt.
Super Entrepreneur Virtual Conference 2020
Featured Speaker presenting a talk titled The Long Game: How to create brand podcasts that redefine Industry Conversations
Presented on April 11, 2020.
Independent Podcast Conference (ICON) Virtual 2020
Featured Speaker presenting a talk titled Stop Podwrecking: Design Your Podcast First!
Presented on March 29, 2020
PAUSE for Dramatic Effect
Writer, Director, Producer, and Voice Actor for PAUSE for Dramatic Effect: An audio drama podcast about a US Marine Corps veteran challenged by survivor's guilt, dark forces, and ancient magic. Featuring the voice talents of Julie Bondo, Stephanie Y. Cole, Emmett Bondo, Timothy Kimo Brien, Zach Bondo, and Kyle M. Bondo. Produced by Gagglepod. Featured during NaPodPoMo 2019.
Released on November 1, 2019.
GalaxyCon Comic Convention 2019
Featured Panelist for a Breakout Session titled Adventures in Podcasting with Tim Brien and Kyle Bondo
Presented on June 02, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia
Podfest Multimedia Expo 2019
Pecha Kucha Speaker presenting a talk titled Canceled Podcasts: How Not to Name Your Show
Presented on March 7, 2019, in Orlando, Florida
Co-Host with Timothy Kimo Brien, Producer, Writer, and Editor of Podwrecked: A podcast about how to create, grow, and survive your podcast.
Published on November 07, 2018.
55 Episodes (2018-Present)
Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference (MAPCON4) 2018
Spotlight Speaker presenting a talk titled Say What? Put down your microphone and plan your show!
Presented on September 7, 2018, in Swedesboro, New Jersey
Angry MountainBiker Show (Ep.193)
In-Studio Featured Guest on to talk about mountain bike race direction.
Published on May 06, 2018.
Host, Producer, Writer, and Editor of Podfader: A podcast about what to do when podcasting gets hard.
18 Episodes (2018-2019)
Podfest Mulitmedia Expo 2018
Featured Panelist for a Breakout Session titled Growing Your Community through Local Meetups with Kyle Bondo, Mark Deal, Jaime Legagneur, and Amanda Lairsey. MC: Mathew Passy.
Presented on February 10, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
Featured Guest on to talk about Effective Podcast Marketing & Content Creation Anyone Can Do.
Published on January 23, 2018.
Podcast Rodeo Show (Ep.71)
Featured podcast review of Merchants of Dirt Podcast.
Published on September 29, 2017.
Get Lost Racing Podcast
Host, Producer, Writer, and Editor of Get Lost Racing: A podcast focused on introducing people to endurance sports.
20 Episodes (2017-2018)
Virginia Podcasters Association (VAPODA) Meetup
Co-Founder, Event Manager, Presenter Presented monthly Learn to Podcast presentations and workshops to the general public and community college students.
60+ Presentations (2017-2020) hosted by Germanna Community College, Fredricksburg, Virginia
Merchants of Dirt Podcast
Host, Producer, Writer, Editor Host of Merchants of Dirt: A podcast designed to help offroad race directors build better races.
55 Episodes (2016-2020)
WordCamp Hampton Roads
Featured Speaker presenting Monsters of WordPress: A introduction to using WordPress Multisite design patterns.
Presented on October 17, 2015, in Hampton Roads, Virginia