Growing up with a dad who was a minister, a judge and a lawyer, Jared understandably had a lot to consider when it came to choosing a career. He could follow in his father’s footsteps and become a man of the cloth, the courtroom or both, or he could be wild and daring and go for a career that no one in his family had ever pursued.
Jared chose the wild and daring option — or at least the one he thought would bring him the most fulfillment. Told by his grade-school teachers that he possessed some writing ability, Jared enrolled at Virginia Tech to study Communication.
After a short stint with the university’s student newspaper and an internship with a newspaper back home, Jared knew beyond any doubt that he wanted to chase a career as a writer and editor. So, that’s exactly what he did. Hired by a 110,000-circulation daily newspaper a month before his college graduation, Jared spent the next two-and-a-half years as a sportswriter and general assignment writer. Then, one day out of the blue, Jared got a phone call that forever changed the course of his career.
The call came from a veteran motorsports editor who asked Jared if he would be interested in coming to Charlotte, North Carolina to interview for a writer/content editor position with NASCAR Scene Magazine, which had been NASCAR’s premier weekly magazine since 1978. This was just the kind of career opportunity Jared was hoping to land, so when a job offer was made, Jared eagerly accepted, and he and his wife packed up and moved three hours south.
Between his time at NASCAR Scene and joining Motivator CRM as Systems Editor in March 2018, Jared worked as a writer, editor, content manager and social media specialist for various media outlets, most notably, FOX Sports, where he helped spearhead the NASCAR coverage for FOXSports.com. In a move that undoubtedly made his preacher dad proud, Jared later spent two years working for a large church.
But these days, Jared is all about Motivator CRM, where his primary role is making sure that every piece of mortgage marketing content Motivator produces is up to the highest standards of accuracy, grammar and style. Jared enjoys working at Motivator for many reasons, the biggest being the camaraderie among the team members and the fact that Jared can glean valuable knowledge from everyone on the Motivator team. With a background concentrated in motorsports journalism, Jared admittedly still has much to learn about the world of digital mortgage marketing, but so far, he has enjoyed every minute of it!
Jared is excited about how the future looks for Motivator as the company continues to grow and provide valuable mortgage marketing resources not just for loan officers, but also their referral partners and others in the homebuying industry.
When Jared isn’t busy editing a newsletter, blog or email campaign for Motivator, he’s probably somewhere having fun with his wife and three children or cheering loudly and proudly for his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies.