Location: Portland, OR
I’m a native NYC boy, and my upbringing was centered around music, theater, and museums. As an only child, I often spent the entire evening making lesson plans for my imaginary students, printing them out, and making scholastic demands to a room of stuffed animals. I’d even make report cards, assign them their future teachers, and make pretend calls home to my ill behaved stuffed friends. Some point along the way I grabbed a degree in Biotechnology from Brown, and now I’m an SEO Strategist by day, perform original music under the name Jame Doe in the evenings, and sew elaborate clothing all night.
What’s a perfect day for you?
I open my eyes, and one of my three cats is curled up on my pillow with me. I wake up, sous vide an egg, and take a 40-minute walk around my SE Portland neighborhood where I either vacate my brain of all thoughts, or talk to a friend about nothing in particular. Aimlessly walking, I find myself looking at the architecture in my area, and make my way home to lounge in the backyard. I then experiment with a new sewing pattern, and in the evening, someone else cooks, and then I work on my music with my band until my eyes are heavy.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Definitely coming up with creative ways to help clients tell their stories. I find that my content syncs turn into a pseudo-therapy session, which I really do adore. It’s a pleasure to validate people’s thoughts when it comes to their businesses.
What’s a recipe that no one makes better than you?
I make the most perfect scrambled eggs. You always use a whisk and give a splash of salt, because that breaks the proteins up. Cook low and slow and never stop moving, and add a good spoonful of ricotta cheese about halfway through. Also, eat a full spoonful of ricotta while cooking the eggs because you deserve it.
What’s the most bizarre email address you’ve ever had?
firstname.lastname@example.org and jakeismadcool was AIM name for a little too long