From the time I was a kid, I’ve always loved to write. I remember as far back as seven or eight years-old writing game summaries for my favorite football team, the Minnesota Vikings. Going from there to becoming a professional legal writer took many unusual twists and turns.
In 2003, I graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern College (now Northwestern University) in St Paul, MN. After a couple years figuring out what I wanted to do next, I decided to go to law school. In the meantime, I worked as a legal assistant at a law firm in the Minneapolis area, which is where I grew up and currently live.
In the Fall of 2006, I was all set to start law school at St Thomas University in downtown Minneapolis. But I ran into a little snag. My wife and I were in the middle of trying to complete an inter-country adoption of a child from the Philippines, and we were having lots of difficulty navigating the process that we had started in 2003.
By the summer of 2006, we realized that, because of the complications of the adoption (the main one being the child did not technically qualify as an orphan), we were going to have to do the adoption through the local Philippine courts, which meant having to live there for three years before we could even start the process.
So, I put law school on hold and we made the move to the Philippines in 2007. We ended up living there for a total of five years, and yes, our adoption was successful. In 2012, we were able to bring our only daughter back to the U.S. and make her a naturalized citizen.
While living in the Philippines, I needed to find a way to earn an income online, and that’s when I began my career as a freelance writer. I started out doing SEO content writing for virtually any type of ethical business that would hire me.
Before long, I began attracting a lot of legal clients, and I realized that this was the industry for which I do my best writing. Over the years, I have written thousands of web pages, blog posts, and other types of content for law firms and other businesses. I’ve done work for numerous legal marketing companies, including the big names like Thomson Reuters/FindLaw and Martindale Hubbell/Lexis Nexis.
I began writing for Sundown Legal Marketing in the Spring of 2017 as a freelancer. They were one of many clients I served at the time. Over a year and a half or so of writing for Sundown, I was very impressed with their overall approach to law firm marketing and the strong competitive edge they provide their clients. So, when I was offered the position of full-time content manager in August of 2018, I jumped at the opportunity to become a more integral part of their winning team.
In my position as content manager, I am in charge of producing dozens of web pages, blogs, and other forms of content on a monthly basis. I also edit all content written by other team members to ensure that it meets our high standards of quality and excellence. As your “ghostwriter” for Sundown, my goal is to deliver compelling and engaging content that is search engine optimized, brings more (and better) cases through your door, and effectively positions you, our client, as a thought leader in your area(s) of practice.
Other Interests and Hobbies
I have several other interests that I pursue outside of my work with Sundown. I have an amazing wife and teenage daughter whom I love spending time with. I’m a serial entrepreneur, and I run a business on the side that helps aspiring entrepreneurs get into a franchise business, obtain financing for a commercial project, and set up a no-fee credit card processing solution. I’m a deacon in my local church and I’m very active there as well. I also enjoy many outdoor activities like camping, hiking and fishing. And of course, I still love to watch my Vikings play every Sunday during football season.
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