A flywheel is one of the oldest and most common mechanical devices in
existence. This simple tool can store massive amounts of energy and let
it out over a sustained period of time or in a short, intense burst. This
model reflects our approach, whether we are helping clients get their
message out to the world or learn what their customers and constituents
have to say.
Flywheel Communications is located in a “green” office building
in a redeveloping mixed use neighborhood within Vermont’s capital
city. Our windows look out at the Winooski River and one of Montpelier’s
few remaining active granite sheds. The company’s name pays homage
to Vermont’s industrial history and the innovations that keep it
I’ve been involved with communication for my entire working life.
This includes experience in radio announcing and production, freelance
writing for local and national publications, public relations, video,
and photography. I served as Public Information Director for the Vermont
Arts Council for eight years, led a campaign to build public support for
a bond to fund major improvements to the local high school, and was appointed
town rep for the Central Vermont Solid Waste District. I was even called
on to manage a natural food store for awhile.
For much of my career I’ve been involved with nonprofit organizations—as
staff, board member, volunteer, and consultant. Some of this work was
instrumental in introducing and popularizing the terms “cultural
heritage tourism”, “digital economy”, and “creative economy” in Vermont.
I live near Montpelier with my wife Sandy. Our son Dan now lives and works in
Washington, DC and our daughter Rachel is working in Beijing. I continue to learn a lot from them about the importance of clear communication.
I’m happy to furnish a complete resume on request. A client list
and work samples are available throughout this web site.