my next move – a personal update

As many of you know, I am leaving my post as the marketing and social media manager at Keystone Resort.  My wife landed a dandy of a new job back down the mountain and we decided to go for it.  It’s a great situation for our family and would allow me to fulfill my lifelong dream of being a trophy husband.

Or so I thought.   It’s good news.

I am delighted to announce that I will now be moving to the corporate office for Vail Resorts, in Broomfield, and will be the new Manager of Social Media for corporate.  Ironically, my wife’s job is in the exact same business park.  Our buildings can be seen from one another.  Funny, since we started our careers working two buildings apart, on the same campus for ConAgra Foods in Omaha, NE several years ago.

It’s an interesting situation when your mind is starting to get comfortable with the thought of being home every day with your one and a half year old son, with each day as a new adventure.  All of that sounds amazing, right?  Yes, well, I apparently am one of those people that also really cares about my career and where it goes.  Max will be fine, really.  In fact, he’ll be better off come college time if Mom and Dad both work.  Looking for a nanny as we speak.

I want it to keep going, keep growing.  I want my career to be with social media for the indefinite future.  I want to stay in the ski industry.  This opportunity allows me to not only stay with the same company and industry, but to now also touch all of Vail’s resorts and properties.  It’s a bigger picture role and one that I am thrilled to be jumping into.  There’s so much opportunity.  Social is still so young.  It will be quite fun.

The team Vail Resorts has in place and all of the resort social/online managers are second to none.  I am so excited to work closer with these folks and continue to help lead VR into the future as the leader in the social/digital space in this industry and beyond for years to come.

More to come in the weeks and months ahead.  I can’t wait to take this one on…


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