New Employee Spotlight: Meet Jeff Curtis

Meet Jeff Curtis, Content Manager and Writer

Jeff joined the Karbo Com team in April as a content manager and writer, bringing experience as a project manager and visual storyteller. Jeff earned his B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism from the University of Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, going on hikes with his wife and trying to sous vide everything.

Q: What is the best piece of career/PR advice you’ve received?

A: Whenever you’re dealt a setback, spend five minutes feeling sorry for yourself and then move on. The worst thing you can do is let a bad result compound and impact future decisions.

Q: What recent tech trend do you find particularly interesting?

A: I’m always interested in the social implications of technology, so I find the rise of telemedicine – from video consultations to networks of doctors answering questions in real time – to be an exciting development. It removes a huge barrier of access to quality health care for people who have mobility or support issues.

Q: What is your least favorite word and why?

A: Really. As a writer, you’re taught to avoid intensifiers and instead come up with a better verb or adjective. Why say really tired when you could say exhausted or drained?

Q: Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you.

A: My dream retirement is owning an 80s-themed pizza parlor on the Oregon Coast, with checkered tablecloths, arcade games and a healthy dose of nostalgia in each pie. Guests could play it safe with The Spicoli (double cheese and sausage) or try a Stranger Things pie with creamy labnah, ground kafta, spicy red sauce and poached eggs.