Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Signing In

Hello EPN blog readers! I am Jonathan, and Dexter is my accomplice; we are the new “Social Media Ninjas” for Eliminate Poverty NOW. We want to take a moment to introduce ourselves and give you a bit of our backgrounds. We also want to let you know about some upcoming ideas we have cooking for EPN...but before all of that, we want to graciously shout out to Anna, who came before us, and paved the road for this blog with her dedicated content. As Dexter and I start working with EPN, we want to acknowledge how great her work was,  and say it is an honor to carry on the mantle.

As far as our backgrounds, both Dexter and I are originally from the great town of Huntsville, Alabama. We’ve been close friends since high school, and more recently started a company called Modern Scope, LLC. together (more on that shortly). Dexter did his undergraduate work at the University of Alabama, studying Religious Studies and History. He now works extensively with churches, charitable organization and small businesses throughout the south, helping them to better market themselves, with emphasis given to web and social media tactics. In his downtime, he really enjoys traveling, basketball and reading books about different religions. He’ll begin pursuing a Masters in Divinity in the next year.

I have a bachelors degree in Anthropology from Princeton University, and a Masters in Business Management from Wake Forest University. By day, I work as a consultant, but by the rest of the time, I’d like to consider myself a jack of all trades. I split time between traveling across the country on weekends, learning the trumpet, studying religion and history, writing musically and creatively, and exploring the depths of my faith.

I discovered Eliminate Poverty NOW through my daytime job as a consultant. I work with a firm called Philosophy IB. The founding partners are good friends of John and Judy’s. After hearing about John and Judy’s mission, I immediately wanted to help (as we hope everyone would!). It just happened that they needed some of the very services that Modern Scope provides, and so I got Dexter onboard and we all quickly started working together.

We have a few upcoming projects we want to shine a light on before ending this post, and it starts with the website. We are very excited to announce that we are rolling out a fresh new website for EPN in the coming days. Modern Scope is a PR company, with a focus on building social media platforms for organizations with an eye on the common good-exactly like EPN. But we also build websites, and we are coming down the homestretch with a major redesign for EPN. So be on the lookout for the relaunch announcement in the next month or two.

Secondly, as you can see, the blog is undergoing a few changes. As we take over the responsibilities, we will also be building out the blogging pages, adding some new themes (including FEATURE FRIDAYS), and trying to get you all connected.

Finally, we are looking to really get people excited about the social media pages; so share posts! Feel free to comment with any questions or thoughts, and reach out! We have been very happy to jump into supporting EPN, and want to jump into meeting all the organization’s supporters. We look forward to hearing from you!


  1. Welcome Dexter and Jonathan! We are so glad you have joined the EPN team.

    1. Thanks John! We are happy to be here.

  2. its a blessing to have you on board,karibu sana