I started Living Copy in the hopes that I could support small businesses while doing something I actually enjoy – communicating through writing and design.
The doughnut shop that only makes 500 doughnuts and then closes when they sell out each day; the cafe that turns into a bar at night and has open-mic for comedians and poets; the bookstore that hosts readings for local authors – these are the types of businesses that I have always been proud to give my business to.
Now it is my mission to help them thrive so that future generations of customers can come to love them the same as I have.
If this is you, I honestly want to see you succeed and I will dedicate all the time and effort it takes for that to happen.
This is isn’t what I set out to do. I used to work in retail logistics. I did that for about a decade; the work wasn’t great but it gave me the opportunity to move Portland, OR with my now-wife. It immediately felt like home and we still talk about it almost daily.
From there I joined the Air Force. I did the intel thing for six years and then got out. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about myself over that time, but it’s not something I would do again.
I wanted to do something more accessible, something with more tangible results that could be felt in my community, but I also needed to support my growing family.
That’s when I started Living Copy. This is my way of giving back while staying connected to the people making a difference in the community.