A Founder's Story
In 2006, I became the coordinator for the Pittsburgh chapter of NSAI. It set in motion a course I had no plan to take.
By 2013 I moved to Nashville, a songwriter, and in 2015 started publishing and doing songplugging for clients. I came to deeply understand the challenges songwriters, publishers and simply everyone faces when it comes to growing their music careers and companies.
Just like songs sometimes come in an instant, the idea of a social network for songwriters and publishers arrived in the same way...whole. I talked with many songwriters and industry professionals who graciously gave their time to explore what Sooner could be, and leaped!
I wasn’t always in music. I have 20 years of marketing and engineering experience that prepared me for the world of tech start-ups. After graduating from the entrepreneurship program at Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business (MBA) in 1997, I launched a company of my own while still in school. I have 10 years of startup and marketing experience working with customers to make products that change their life for the better.