Started as a pioneer in user-based technology is the 1980s, consulting on desktop publishing. After eight years in the commercial-side of MultiMedia industry, I began my Public Sector career at working at the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) in 1991. Over the last 26 years I have helped innovated the use of modern digital publishing, content management, social media, and other innovations to the forefront of the U.S.’s public diplomacy efforts around the world.
Since 2011, I have been working in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. Up until then, I was an avid user of Joomla. However, the eDiplomacy was already using WordPress…so it was back to school. I started reading and experimenting with WordPress. Because of the easy of use, multitude of tools, and sharing community, I rapidly became a WordPress advocate and user-focussed in-house guru.
I am currently working on a major Knowledge Management effort which leverages WordPress, BuddyPress, and BBPress. And my role continues to change as I have become the go-to-guy for everything WordPress, serving as training, educator, customer requirements expert and R & D test pilot.