Howdy! I'm a relentlessly optimistic professional, passionate liberty advocate, energetic mover and shaker, life enthusiast, and perpetual volunteer. I'm a Dallas, Texas native living in Nashville and loving it!
I find beauty every single day in the little things. I believe in character and taking smart chances. I love meeting and connecting interesting people. Negativity drains me. Pragmatism inspires me. I get high from success and opportunity. I hate excuses. I cherish life, my health, and my freedom every single day. I try to stick the basics: passion, dignity, integrity, hard work, and self-discipline.
CEO · d10e · April 2015 to present · Nashville, Tennessee
d10e (formerly Coin Congress) is an international event experience celebrating the future of decentralization in technology and society. At our events, experts share their insights and knowledge through concise and engaging short-form presentations. We structure our events with the human attention span in consideration so that you can really absorb what they have to share. Presentations are immediately followed by interactive sessions where we will invite audience input and questions. Over 90 technologists, executives, makers, and investors representing 200+ companies have presented with us. Our next event is in Amsterdam February 17-18, 2016.
Director of Operations · Liberty.me · February 2014 to February 2015 · Nashville, Tennessee
Liberty.me is the global liberty community. We bring together freedom loving people from around the world. You get your own blog, hundreds of books, useful guides, live events, our iPhone & Android app, and tons more good stuff. Liberty.me is ad-free and 100% community funded. Join for only $5/month -- the first month is on us. Help us spread the message of freedom.
FICTION AND JOURNALISM
Author · Sep 2008 to present · Dallas, Texas
After nearly losing his life in combat, Jason Keller’s career as a United States Marine was over. Medically discharged, Jason settles into his grandfather’s home in Pandora, Tennessee. Despite facing an uncertain future, his days are filled with routine and philosophical pursuits. Disillusioned and restless, Jason plans a trip to the wilderness seeking natural atonement – meeting Vanderbilt college student Ava Taylor along the way. Georgia native and daughter of a Baptist minister, Ava is a sweet, optimistic young woman visiting town for the summer. From the first encounter, both experience infatuation and intrigue before quietly falling in love. Black and White is a philosophical story of love, hope and redemption.
Independent Journalist · Washington Times Communities · December 2011 to 2014 · Dallas, Texas
Uncensored exploration of the social, political, historical and personal issues concerning military veterans and their role in modern society, during and after service. This column also seeks to foster cultural awareness and fruitful communication between the civilian and military communities. My column, Citizen Warrior, covered current events, civil liberties and foreign policy. Featured or referenced by The Rutherford Institute, Freedom Outpost, Military.com, and AmberLyon.com.
Co-Founder · Speak Liberty Now · April 2012 to 2013 · Dallas, Texas
Speak Liberty Now was a community of free thinkers, philosophers and members of the New Liberty Movement. Assisting in the expansion of the concepts of liberty through logical, honest and uncensored discussion of current social, philosophical, political and economic issues. We network, share ideas, discuss, debate and we reason.
I analyzed current events thorough a libertarian lens. My American ancestry dates back to the 17th century with founding fathers attaching her family name to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. An 8th generation Texan, Tiffany I was passionately involved in local and state politics and online advocacy. I am believer in open discussion, net neutrality, representative republican government and bi-partisan, logical, truthful and uncensored exchanges.
Mic (Formerly Policy Mic) Writer · September 2013 to 2014
Co-Founder · Fictionista Workshop · Jul 2009 to 2013 · Dallas, Texas
Fictionista Workshop (now the The Writers' Collective) is an online community of writers, editors, and readers who have come together to create a place where authors can work to hone both their writing skills and manuscripts. To do this, we offer three free programs: The Workshop, WitFit, and the Collective.
The Workshop is our most intense program and offers an in-depth, twelve-week critique of a finished manuscript. This program is designed to help a manuscript become marketable and prepare it for submission. The Writers' Collective is a small writing group that meets once a week for twelve weeks with a moderator and reader to hone the writer's skills in a non-threatening, intimate environment. WitFit is our wildly successful series of daily writing prompts for all genres. It was created to encourage a writer to practice their craft in small, daily doses.
The Writers' Collective has assisted several dozen writers with achieving their dreams of publishing their fiction.
Ryan’s Project, Chief Operations Officer · Jan 2011 to 2014 · Keller, Texas
Founded in 2011, Ryan’s Project is an outreach organization dedicated to coordinating Marine Corps Ball attendance for wounded, disabled veterans residing in both the VA Healthcare System and at home. Ryan's Project will remind veterans that they have not been forgotten. Whether coordinating special events or daily needs, Ryan’s Project will seek to remind Texas Veterans that they have not been forgotten. In memory of Ryan Matthew Robinson, USMC.
Ryan's Project has helped over 25 Marines in the Dallas Fort Worth area attend their annual birthday ball events.
Armed Forces Bowl 2011 · Dec 30, 2011 to present
Ryan's Project was featured as a military charity in the Adventure Area for the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Game taking place at December 30th at Ford Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
2011 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run · Dec 1, 2011 to Dec 3, 2011
Ryan's Project was pleased to participate in the DFW 2011 Toys for Tots Motorcyle Run! The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
2011 Marine Corps Ball · Oct 2011 to Nov 2011
Ryan’s Project fulfilled Ryan’s vision by sponsoring the attendance for dozens of wounded North Texas Marines to the 2011 Marine Corps Ball in Dallas, Texas. This debut project provided the admission fee, transportation, and custom uniform tailoring.
2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship · May 26, 2011 to May 29, 2011
Ryan’s Project, thanks to the generosity of Ad Valorem Services Company, the military sponsors for the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship on behalf of Ryan’s Project, we will be a featured military charity.
Keller Crawfish Krawl · Apr 9, 2011
Ryan's Project participated in the 2011 Keller Krawfish Krawl as a local project supported by Marine recruiters in Keller, Texas.
Volunteer Coordinator · Arizona Beagle Rescue · 2003 to 2007 · Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Beagle Rescue (AZBR) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to beagle rescue and community education.