I’m a social media pro and business growth maven, formerly a writer, speaker, pundit, former consultant, and former intelligence analyst.
I’m currently living in Denver, Colorado, where I work with companies to help them understand and grow their audiences, think through how their public presence affects their growth potential, and plan out strategic campaigns to meet their goals. I (very) occasionally publish analysis of various policy and academic topics, though that’s not my daily life anymore.
I spent a few years living in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (totally for a good reason!), and have also done communications work for non-profits, freelance journalism, due diligence research, writing and editing, and policy analysis. And before all that, I worked as a senior military intelligence analyst for the U.S. government covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.
I wrote a book in 2010, Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. You can purchase it here.
I stopped using Twitter in a personal capacity a while ago and really only use it these days to practice scraping big data sets so I can better understand how people are discussing ideas online. You can find hours upon hours of my media appearances and public speeches on Youtube. In addition, I’m up on About.me, as well as Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu.