Founder / CEO
I’m a small wave surfer based 759 miles from the nearest oceanic surf break (if I had to guess). The good news is I have a lot of time to think about storytelling, and so I do that like it’s my job, which it is.
Like so many “presentation specialists,” I stumbled into this damn thing. I wore a lot of name badges along the way: Lifeguard. Busboy. Banquet Server. Ticket Checker. Valet Driver. Intern. On paper—and perhaps to my parents—my undergrad minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies might not look like it ties a direct line to my role here as CEO of GhostRanch Communications, a world-class Presentation Design Agency. I’ll be honest, it probably doesn’t (but those empanadas!!!!). Sometimes, you have to try stuff out and branch out wide before you find what it is you were meant to do. During my years on the hunt, I discovered that I am a business geek who happens to love design and storytelling. It turns out, there is a medium where those three things all live in harmony: Presentation design.
Working at GhostRanch, as a presentation specialist amongst some of the most talented people I’ve ever met, has afforded me so much daily creative fulfillment. Plus, there’s nothing cooler than getting to work directly with some of the world’s best business storytellers, and to make an impact on the high-stakes communications they are delivering.
When I'm not nerding out about all things business storytelling (please reach out if you would ever like to talk shop!), I'm enjoying every moment of life with my incredible wife watching our two beautiful daughters grow up here in Indiana.
“Getting lost is not a waste of time.”Jack Johnson
Don't sweat slide count. Think about your story's natural rhythm and cadence instead.Walkout Song?
SpottieOttieDopaliscious, Outkast.Favorite Presenter?
Dr. Carmen Simon. Her insights on the memorability of content are, well, memorable!Mike? Mikey? Michael?
To be honest, I like Michael Shaun (shoutout Mom!), but gosh, I'm not that formal. Mike has never gotten my attention, but I'll be a Mike when I'm just passing through. Mio. Duski. I tried to make Big Mike a thing. Never took. Never Mickey like the Mouse, but Mikey like Goonies. Mikey like Life Cereal. Mikey has somehow followed me around since day one. So you have my permission. Besides, "I like it."