When it comes to my career, I don’t know whether I’ve been lucky, good, or a bit of both in equal measure.
Over the last five years since I left the corporate grind, I’ve had the honor to fall in with an amazing team at Envato and work on launching a series of projects and fantastic communities. I’ve built marketplaces, moderated communities, edited blogs, wrote books, marketed eBooks, delved into videography and helped design online courses enjoyed by thousands. I got to travel around the world and meet the amazing Envato community of authors and creators. And I got to do it all with the smartest, most talented group of people that I know. I’ve worn many hats over the past few years, and it’s ultimately shaped my career around a not so secret obsession with strategy, content, and the communities that use it. Community and content, you can’t do one without understanding the other.
So I’m very pleased to add the next adventure to the list:
Community Manager at Stash Hotel Rewards
Stash Hotel Rewards isn’t your average hotel rewards program. Instead of offering choices at the same corporate hotel chain–with rooms identical whether you’re in Washington or Key West–Stash supports unique, local experienced in independent hotels in across the the country. They aim to make it as easy to book and earn points at a one-of-a-kind hotel as it is at a national chain. In industry that has barely caught up to the idea of buying tickets online, Stash aims to use every tool in the box to make each independent hotel in it’s network even more amazing and unique from the community and resources it provides.
So when the founder of Stash, Jeff Low, pulled out a napkin to sketch out the coming wave of changes to the hospitality industry and how Stash was dedicated to making sure independent, one-of-a-kind hotels succeeded, I was intrigued. Read more →