I spent the first 40 years of my life promoting what I now see as narrow, controlling, fear-based religion. Today I’m an advocate for the freedom to change, grow, and walk away from systems and beliefs that no longer fit. I want to see religious and non-religious communities healthier.

Stepping outside of rigid religion, I’ve found there’s a lot of room for discovery. For hearing and telling new stories. For creating new things in business. And spotlighting people whose ideas can reshape the world.

I founded Clear & Loud, a creative agency focused on story-driven content. My background in religion has given me an interesting vantage point to think about how longing for purpose and meaning shape human behavior.

What I’m up to now

A few times a year I coach a small cohort—authors, speakers, thought-leaders—to clarify their message and then understand and reach the right audience. This is my “message-incubator”—a place to find and help amplify world-changing ideas.