I’ve always had an affinity for technology and marketing. After growing up in Milwaukee, I relocated to Minneapolis to study at The University of Minnesota, where I completed a Bachelors degree focused in social media and digital music copyright law. While in Minneapolis, I leveraged my knowledge and passion for music and technology into a position with a local booking agency.
In 2009, I relocated to the Austin to further explore more industry options. I successfully bootstrapped my own startup, The J. Leo Group, and represented some of the finest and most hard working independent acts in the country.
After 4 years of pursuing music endeavors, I witnessed first hand the benefits of the internet on performing artists and found myself gaining more interest in media and online marketing.
In 2013, I joined the team at Geek Powered as an SEO Specialist. Along with my experience in media and technology, I excel at project management, content development, and creative design. I have a passionate interest in entrepreneurship and helping other business owners achieve their goals. When not at work, you’ll often find me continuing to be active in the local music scene, working with my favorite charities, playing trombone in local honky-tonk group The Down Here Band, or stomping around the greenbelt with my dog Birdman.