Tom Hale – Resume
Portland State University, English Degree – University Scholars Program
-Food and Beverage – Restaurant Management
Pier 101, Inc.
-Specialty Retail Sales
Elmer’s Flag and Banner
State Farm, Licensed Staff
Prudential, Registered Rep
-Discovered AdWords while promoting music online as a hobby.
Founded Thomas Creek Concepts in January of 2004
-Google AdWords Professional Qualified Individual. Thomas Creek Concepts is also a Google AdWords Professional Qualified Company.
I first became a GAP in February of 2005. One month after the program went into effect. Which makes me one of the earliest Professionals Certified by Google.
-A designated Top Contributor in the official Google AdWords Help Forum.
Google designates certain individuals as Top Contributors in their official Help Forums. I am known more for the content of my posts than I am for the quantity of posts.
-Advisory Board of SEMpdx
SEMpdx is Portland, Oregon’s Professional Search Organization. I am proud to be on the Advisory Board, as well as a moderator in the SEMpdx Forum.
-Contributing Member of AdWords Help Experts.
This is a grass roots organization of AdWords Help Forum Top Contributors.
-Yahoo! Ambassador (when the program existed)
-Beta tester for Microsoft adCenter.
References on Request