About

Why, hello. As you may have guessed, my name is Brent.

I’ve helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for over 30 New York Times bestselling authors, billion dollar brands, venture backed start ups, and Grammy winning musicians, as a Partner at Brass Check.

I’m also the founder of HK Austin, a hostel located in the heart of Austin, TX. For 2015, HK Austin was the #1 rated hostel in the United States.

In July 2018, I purchased the former mining town of Cerro Gordo along with some friends. We’re working hard to bring it back to life. You can learn more about that here.

This website is a collection of thoughts on marketing, hospitality, entrepreneurship, and travel.

NOTE! Occasionally (2-4 times per year if I’m being honest) I write fun articles about marketing, book promotion, or hospitality. If you want to be alerted when the next one goes live, sign up below!  

Background

I grew up just outside Tampa, Florida. I later moved to New York City for school, where I ended up living for about 5 years. I currently live in Austin, TX.

Education

I graduated from Florida State University and Columbia University.

Work

I’m a Partner at Brass Check, a creative advisory firm that specializes in working with authors, media companies and startups.

I’m the Founder of HK Austin, a co-living and co-working space in the heart of Austin, as place of collaboration for creative thinkers, innovators, and travelers.

I’m co-owner of Cerro Gordo, a 360 acre, 22 building ‘ghost town’ that was once California’s most prosperous silver mine. We’re now working to turn it into a destination retreat that preserves the unmatched history of the town.

Writings

Outside of this blog I’ve written random stuff for random outlets. You can see those by following the links below:

New York Observer

Thrillist

Forbes

ThoughtCatalog

Huffington Post

Elite Daily

Quartz

Press Features

Some outlets have been kind enough to write about my projects. You can see a few links below:

New York Times

Today Show

CNN

Los Angeles Times

Travel & Leisure

Fortune

Business Insider

Forbes

The Guardian

Toronto Star

Contact

I’d love to hear from you. Email me here, or find me on:

Instagram

Twitter