As a journalist I interviewed people and told their stories.
Then I interviewed companies and told their stories.
I was a politician knocking on 50,000 doors, hearing people's problems and fighting to solve them.
I created actual live, life-changing experiences for more than 100,000 people...like marathons over the Golden Gate Bridge and rock concert wine fests.
And just for fun, I've stared through the facades of hustlers to cash in over 40 poker tournaments.
The Point: I know people. I see what they don't show. I hear what they're reluctant to tell.
I am a marketer, a writer, a strategist, a designer, a photographer and a UX creator specializing in ethnography and empathy.
I am a gap-filler, a schmoozer, a street hustler and a showman. My name is Ryan, and I'm a poliholic.
[ˈpä-lə-ˈh-lik] - one with acute interest in the phenomena of social ecosystems, community affairs and human influence. From the Greek (politikos), meaning "of, for, or relating to citizens”; and from the contemporary modern English “-holic” meaning “addiction to the substance or activity” of the stem.