When I was in fifth grade I won a school-wide essay contest writing about what I wanted to be when I grew up: an author. My prize was to spend a day shadowing a local journalist, the closest my hometown of Seaford, Delaware had to offer. A decade later I was working my way toward a journalism degree at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!).
In the years that have followed, I have been fortunate enough to hold jobs with IBM, four interactive agencies, and two politicians–experiences that allowed me to gain perspective as to what motivates and excites me in a professional context. I found a passion for reaching people through the medium of the web—a place where stories last forever and the world's knowledge is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. I discovered a love for multi-disciplinary teams and a preference for long-term, strategic work over short-term campaigns.
I'm still going to write a book one day (though I'm not sure what about), but for now I am excited by cognitive computing, milleneals, and web-based start-ups.
Oldest of 5 children, all of whom share the initials KRW (making me "K1")
Curly mullet—I was Billy Ray Cyrus with a purple lunchbox until second grade
Worked for Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), the fourth most conservative member of the House of Representatives and Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), the third most liberal member of the Senate
South Carolina Gamecocks, SEC football, travel, learning, volunteering, writing, country music, exercise, current events