The storied life of Jake Johnson, writer.

Jake was born pre-maturely on the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His mother, against all advice, braved the 19,000-foot climb at eight months pregnant, claiming that an angel had appeared to her in a dream and promised that she would have a healthy child if she were to journey to the small village of Machame and touch the edge of Kibo.

Succumbing to the severe lack of oxygen induced by the combination of her climb and the pressure Jake’s fetal self exerted on her sternum, his mother went into labor. To this day Jake carries the spirit of the Maasai Ngaje Ngai within him—that is, the “House of God”. It is said that his mother descended from the mountain with a efflorescent light surrounding her and that her body had suffered no trauma from the birth. This lead many to claim that Jake was actually a son of the mountain.

Which was total bullshit. This is Jake when he had hair. He is a writer. Sometimes he lets people pay him for it. He is not a hipster. He only looks like one.

The real life of Jake Johnson, writer.

A seasoned, entrepreneurial, and creative communications professional adept at building programs from the ground up, creating winning strategies with limited resources, and empowering an organization’s objectives through earned, owned, and paid channels. A people person who appreciates good humor, thrives in meaningful institutions, and exhibits deep strategic business experience.

Experience includes:

Founding agency partner, chief copywriter, creative director, managing editor, book editor, managing director, content strategist, communications director, project manager, and barista (of course).

Clients include:

Portland State University, BECU, Foster Pepper, Array Health, Peterson Sullivan, Seattle Gospel Mission, Medical Teams International, Seattle Seahawks, Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, and Caffe Vita.

Selected press

The New York Times, "The Most Thought-Provoking Allowance Idea of 2013"

Small Business Times, "Small Business Marketing Tactics Revealed in Infusionsoft, LeadPages Study"

Hooray for Failure Podcast, "Episode 6"

Church Marketing Sucks, "Churches Reaching Out with Pinterest"

Guest stuff

EntreLeadership, "5 Tips for Actually Enjoying Business With Family and Friends"

Wistia, "Infusionsoft uses video to nurture leads, humanize their business, and power their sales team."

Wistia, "5 Actionable Tips for Improving Emails with Video"

Shoeboxed, "The Beginner’s Guide to Generating Leads Using Twitter Cards"

Infusionsoft, "There is No Digital Marketing?"

Infusionsoft, "How to Write a Sales Follow-Up Email That Actually Gets Results"

Infusionsoft, "7 Questions Small Businesses Must Answer Before Building a Segmentation Strategy"

Infusionsoft, "26 Best Examples of Sales Promotions to Inspire Your Next Offer"

Infusionsoft, "Entrepreneur-Tested, Tried-and-True Productivity Tips, Tricks, and Hacks"

Infusionsoft, "Why Big Vision Isn’t Enough for Small Business Success"

Infusionsoft, "Get More Done in Less Time: 8 Steps to Organizing Your Small Business"

Infusionsoft, "5 Proven Ways to Grow Your Email List"

Infusionsoft, "7 Welcome Emails That You Need to Stop Sending Today"

22 Words, "Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]"

22 Words, "Single woman spends 14 years with mannequin family to make a point [17 pictures]"