In My New Element


No, I didn’t buy a new car. It’s something even better! I’m excited to finally be able to share that I’ll be starting my new job next week as Social Media Manager for the Halogen TV network, based here in Charlotte. Halogen’s tagline is “socially conscious empowering entertainment,” and all of the station’s content revolves around the themes of justice, purpose, connect, and beauty. Those are themes that really resonate with me.

When I left my position with SIM International at the end of November, I knew that I wanted to find a full-time social media marketing position, so that I could use what I know and continue to grow. I’m excited to be working for Kyle Chowning, who is relocating from Nashville to continue his role as Halogen’s VP of Marketing. I’ve known Kyle for a number of years, back when he worked for Voxcorp and I was a contributing editor to one of its publications.

I want to invite you to keep up with me in my new gig by following @HalogenTV on Twitter and becoming a fan of Halogen on Facebook. And you should find out where you can get Halogen in your area, because it is a cable TV network after all, so please watch and let me know what you think!

I’ve been watching Halogen for a while now, and I’m really digging the programming (and I think you will too). Here are some of my favorites so far:

There’s a poll going on right now to decide which original series will go from pilot to production. Take a look, watch the pilots online (and/or on TV), and then place your vote by March 21.



In Other News

I’ve been busy working on some freelance projects that I’m excited about as well. I recently joined the board of Fireside International, which is continuing to tell the story of what’s happening in Haiti.

There’s also a few events coming up that I’m excited about being a part of:

I’m hoping to connect with a lot of people in person when I go to these events.



Thank You Thank You Thank You

I want to say a huge thank you to all my friends who are reading this (you know who you are) for your prayers and support and encouragement over these past few months. I’m excited about the future, and I hope you are too!



Posted on 02-09-2010


  1. Dani Burns says:

    February 9th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations Steve! They couldn’t have made a better choice. I look forward to following your moves over the next few months – I know that there are great things in store for you with Halogen TV. Cheers!

  2. Tom Cotter says:

    February 9th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Halogen looks pretty neat. I haven’t caught it before here in Central California. I sent an email to Direct TV to ask them to consider carrying it. Best of wishes on the new endeavor…that is definitely right up your alley.
    Tom Cotter

  3. Rob says:

    February 10th, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Congrats, Dude! I don’t know much about the channel, but it sounds good and that means you’ve got a nice marketing challenge ahead of you!

  4. Kevin D. Hendricks says:

    February 10th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Awesome. Congrats, Steve. I wondered why you suddenly seemed to have a connection to Halogen. 😉

  5. gavin richardson says:

    February 10th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    awesome! met kyle before, he’s good folk, i imagine, to work with.

  6. Mike Morrell says:

    February 10th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    This is incredible, Steve! Let’s talk more about this soon…

  7. Johnny Laird says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Sounds like a great gig, Steve.

    Looking forward to seeing how things develop!



  8. Jason says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Awesome gig!! Love what Halogen is doing. If orphans/adoption comes up let me know! I’d love to serve and help in any way.

  9. Jonathan Sigmon says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations Steve!

    I’m stoked for you! This sounds like a perfect fit and an exciting project to be a part of.

    Peace to you,


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