I'm an antidote. I'm a socially conscious communicator, equal parts publicist, marketer, entrepreneur and writer. And I have an insatiable interest in big ideas and the behaviors that drive people, what resonates with them, and how to communicate with them.
I have 15-plus years of experience promoting ideas, products and services in various culture-shaping (and sometimes suffocating) worlds — advertising, media, interactive design, photography, technology, television and fashion. Some years ago, I broke the trance of an increasingly cynical consumer culture and started applying my corporate skills to the public good, promoting progressive social issues.
In my new incarnation, I worked with Josh Baran on the media relations for the 2003 New York visit of the Dalai Lama, handling various press events and nearly 500 foreign and domestic journalists from all forms of media (also subsequent visits of His Holiness). I founded Antidote Collective in 2004 and have since worked with a range of groups, people, films and books covering the environment, religion and spirituality, social justice, health care and education — from Phil Donahue to Rainforest Action Network to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. I've helped clients on both US coasts and places in between, in Europe, and down under in Australia.
I'm helping Wendell with general PR counsel and publicity surrounding Deadly Spin.
How is your life these days? I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I smile more. I have more energy. I feel younger than I felt 20 years ago. I have more friends than I ever imagined I could have. I honestly feel joyous most of the time. I’m very grateful.
And it is. The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and, at least according to its marketing folks, “the most widely read journal of opinion.” It was founded by antislavery abolitionists in 1865 and 143 years later won the prestigious 2008 National Magazine Award for public interest journalism.