I am a seasoned automotive industry expert who brings a unique perspective to automotive media. My expertise has been cultivated during over 10 years working in the industry at automotive companies and third-party Internet sites, most recently as the founder and publisher of Gaywheels.com An automotive enthusiast since childhood, my passion for the product fueled my desire to work in the industry. My early career included time spent in various departments honing various skills in marketing, market research, product planning, business development and web site development. My current position has allowed me to combine a unique work and educational background to create a knowledge base that considers more than just the product. As a result, I am considered the subject matter expert on LGBT automotive issues. My company established a niche online and I have been successful in connecting both the LGBT consumer and the automotive companies in a professional and credible environment. My skills and confidence as a communicator have raised awareness of LGBT issues throughout the industry and have helped normalize the discussion of the LGBT consumer as a valid target group. MY work has appeared in the major LGBT media outlets and he has been quoted in both mainstream (NPR, NY Times, BusinessWeek.com, Automotive News) and LGBT media. I am a frequent guest on Sirius OutQ and have been a guest on HRC’s radio program on XM.