my biography

Experience

Co-Founder and CEO
BETTER VACATIONS
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Better Vacations set-up and manage vacation rentals around the world. We prefer vacation homes for their self-sufficiency and privacy.

Jan 2012 –
Present
Director of Marketing
WALTER & REED CONSULTING

Marketing Consultant specialized in Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per Click campaigns (Google Adwords primarily), Social Media and Website Development.

Mar 2009 –
Apr 2012
Corporate Language Trainer in
EF ENGLISH FIRST
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Corporate Language Trainer and material developer for English First International in Suzhou, China. Taught and developed ESL material for major tech companies in and around Suzhou and Shanghai.

Sep 2006 –
Jun 2007
Jan 2009 –
Nov 2012
Co-Found & CEO
ENGAGE LOCAL
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PPC, SEO & Web Design firm based in Los Angeles – engagelocal.net
Jan 2006 –
Jun 2011
Professional Poker Player
POKERSTARS
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Self-employed professional online poker player. I leveraged self-taught abilities in probabilistic and combinatoric math, game theory, human psychology, and pattern recognition to decipher incomplete information and make calculated bets. Combined, I’ve played over 3 million hands in my career, often at a rate of up to 600-800 hands per hour over simultaneous games.

Jul 2005 –
Jun 2006
Beta Tester & TS/CS
ACTIVISION
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles
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2009 – 2011
Culver City High School
2002 – 2006
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2006 – 2008
Santa Monica College
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Co-Founder and CEO
BETTER VACATIONS

Better Vacations set-up and manage vacation rentals around the world. We prefer vacation homes for their self-sufficiency and privacy.

Jan 2012 – Present
Co-Found & CEO
ENGAGE LOCAL
PPC, SEO & Web Design firm based in LA – engagelocal.net
Jan 2009 – Nov 2012
Director of Marketing
WALTER & REED CONSULTING

Marketing Consultant specialized in Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per Click campaigns (Google Adwords primarily), Social Media and Website Development.

Mar 2009 – Apr 2012
Professional Poker Player
POKERSTARS

Self-employed professional online poker player. I leveraged self-taught abilities in probabilistic and combinatoric math, game theory, human psychology, and pattern recognition to decipher incomplete information and make calculated bets. Combined, I’ve played over 3 million hands in my career, often at a rate of up to 600-800 hands per hour over simultaneous games.

Jan 2006 – Jun 2011
Corporate Language Trainer in
EF ENGLISH FIRST

Corporate Language Trainer and material developer for English First International in Suzhou, China. Taught and developed ESL material for major tech companies in and around Suzhou and Shanghai.

Sep 2006 – Jun 2007
Beta Tester & TS/CS
ACTIVISION
Jul 2005 – Jun 2006

My education

University of California, Los Angeles
2009 – 2011
Santa Monica College
2006 – 2008
Culver City High School
2002 – 2006