When I was younger I had very versatile interests. I can remember me even in elementary school taking four years of piano lessons, earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and writing the first chapters of a science fiction book.
I can remember, in middle school, toying with different designs of bows and arrows, teaching myself to solder and design simple circuits, doing lab research, playing basketball, joining jazz band, and becoming a clarinet player.
In high school, just a few years ago (a point I often try to ignore), I remember making film compositions to sound like my favorite film score composers, learning the basics of music production, being section leader in symphonic band and a 150-piece marching band, marching in a Thanksgiving day parade in Philadelphia and at competitions, teaching myself basic new testament Greek to better understand the Bible, taking honors and AP classes, and writing songs in my spare time.
After these short (and long) 20 years, I am now a full time student at ETSU majoring in Advertising/Public Relations with a background in learning new and diverse topics quickly, working with people, and finding unique and superior ways to communicate in ways that add value to people's lives and make people's day better--the only real way to not annoy people with advertisements, in my opinion.
I love the art and science of communication. I am deeply fascinated by which advertisements earn people's opinions and trust and which make people annoyed or want to change the channel. I have always done that with songs on the radio as well. I was the guy that wanted to know why a song like "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots could be so successful while the movie it was made for received overall negative reviews. I was the guy that watched people's reactions when it came time to watch the super bowl commercials. I was the guy that wanted to know whether Justin Bieber's recent early-life crisis was created by or simply used by his label and manager to appeal to a different group of people.
In addition to pursuing my bachelor's degree, I currently work as a leasing consultant for Peak Campus, I manage, advertise for, and run my own small business as a recording/mixing engineer, producer, and songwriter, I work with new artists seeking career development, direction, and social media strategy, I offer keyboard, vocals, and marketing/branding strategy for the emerging alternative band Stationflyby, and I help with a local church plant in Johnson City called Risen Life Fellowship, where I also lead a small group.