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


I’ve helped create and execute online marketing campaigns for over 20 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.

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

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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.


I graduated from Florida State University and Columbia University.


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.


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

New York Observer




Huffington Post

Elite Daily