REI, Internet Marketing Manager
Jonathon Colman (@jcolman) helps people find what they're looking for. As the in-house SEO at REI, he finds great joy in helping people find theirs. For more than a decade, Jonathon has designed, developed, promoted, and advertised web content for large corporations and nonprofits, including REI, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and IBM. Jonathon's leadership and Internet marketing strategy earned The Nature Conservancy two Webby Awards for "Best Charitable Organizations/Nonprofit Web Site" in the 13th Annual Webby Awards, including a People's Voice Webby Award. Jonathon is an acclaimed public speaker at large conferences covering the leading edge of search engine optimization, social media, and Internet Marketing. His past speaking engagements include the American Marketing Association Nonprofit Marketing Conference, the NTEN National Technology Conference, the IA Summit, the National Press Club in Washington, DC and other major venues. In the fall of 2011, Jonathon will be entering the University of Washington Information School (a.k.a., the iSchool) to pursue a master's degree in information management. Previously, Jonathon served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where he lived in a small village performing rural health development work including education and health infrastructure capacity-building. A runner, cyclist, EcoGeek, and coffee snob, Jonathon D. Colman lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, the glass artist Marja S. Huhta.