Author, music, creative, home renovation, program/project management, USAC cycling coach, PADI scuba diver,
Jay is a retired bass player in Nashville, TN who has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Prime Time Country and many other televised performances. He has toured America, Canada, and Europe, and has played bass for Shania Twain and Paul Brandt.
He is also a published fantasy author with three titles currently in print. Jay is currently finishing his fourth book in his War of Whispers Series and hopes to have it released sometime in 2023.
As an avid cyclist, Jay has been a licensed L-3 USAC Coach and is currently the head coach for the Middle Tennessee JDRF Team. He has been riding road bikes for over thirty-five years and was the silver medalist in the Tennessee Senior Olympics road race.
Driving his passions, hobbies, and life is his faith as a Christian. While most of what Jay writes is not spiritual by nature, his worldview does affect the type of writing projects he is willing to take.
Jay is a proud grandfather, dachshund owner, and loves relaxing on the beach with his wife whenever possible.
Jay attended Ohio State University where he studied electric and double bass as a performance major. In 1979, he transferred to Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he was the bassist for the top jazz band in the school. After a year at CCM, Jay took time off from school to perform professionally until deciding that he needed to finish college. For financial reasons, Jay transferred back to Ohio State University where he finished his degree.
Jay has over 15-years of experience as a professional Nashville musician and has performed with Shania Twain as well as performed on The Grand Ole Opry and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Along with his degree in music and 10-years of experience as an audio producer, Jay draws upon his wide variety of experiences to craft your next article or blog or interview.
Jay worked with Aptera Software on free-lance projects ranging from blog posts to an e-book for one of their customers, Latham Pools. With his background in construction and remodeling, Jay was able to gather essential information from the client in order to craft an entertaining yet informative e-book.
Additionally, Jay was asked to write blog articles about B2B social media marketing, manufacturing struggles for manufacturing companies, and why content marketing is essential for manufacturing companies.
Jay is a licensed USA Cycling Coach (L-3) and serves Middle Tennessee JDRF in training amateur athletes of all ages for their yearly fundraising ride. With over 36-years of cycling experience, ranging from racing to long-distance events, Jay writes for his own blog (CyclingOver50) in which he deals with training issues for those over 50-years of age.
Jay has poured his love for cycling into numerous articles, e-books, and websites. Additionally, he has reviewed hikes across the United States to provide outdoor enthusiasts pertinent information for a successful and enjoyable trek.
As a professional house painter, Jay has used his 20-years of experience to craft articles and SEO content for home improvement websites. He has also written content pertaining to handyman projects as well as reviewing paint companies and products.
Jay was contracted to create (2) e-books for a pool company, one of which was to be a coloring book. The sample is from the coloring book.
Jay has contributed blog posts to a software company in which the topics were content marketing, social media for B2B, and why marketing for manufacturing companies is often neglected or overlooked.
Jay is a published fantasy author and has penned three novels in his War of Whispers series: Tears of Min Brock, Martyr's Moon, When Kings Clash. He is currently writing Book IV with hopes of having it published in 2020.
He works regularly with a published website that compiles and ranks the top schools in a particular field or degree program. His job is to research the schools and then rank them based upon:
1) Yearly tuition
2) Teacher to student ratio or another measurable parameter.
His writing style for these projects is concise, informative, and avoids the passive voice.
Jay has written numerous SEO articles and posts for a variety of websites. These range from vacation rentals, home improvement, real estate, outdoor activities, and music.
Jay was hired because of his professional painting experience to create a landing page for a paint company in South Carolina. Jay wrote copy that reflected the owner's passions and reflected his pursuit of excellence as a professional painter.