Richard J. Nardo is a freelance writer, amateur photographer and digital marketing professional residing in Long Beach, New York. 

As a writer, Rich has a diverse portfolio with prominent pieces published in the worlds of music, sports, digital marketing and lifestyle. He has penned artist bios and press releases for several prominent artists, mission statements for brands and articles and blogs for such publications as Buzzfeed, Tunecore, Paste Magazine and and Big Blue United. He is currently also freelancing as a copywriter and working on his first book. 

As a digital marketing professional, he was a founder of 24West Digital Marketing where he worked with a wide array of artists including Cold War Kids, Saves The Day, Say Anything, Mutemath and Camila Cabello. In May of 2015, 24West was acquired by NGAGE Sports & Entertainment where Rich now serves as Director of Publicity and Creative. 

In terms of photography, Rich is currently working on the A Year In The Sound project which is chronicling the diversity of the Long Island Sound from an ecological, geological, conservation and sociological perspective over the course of one year (2017).

Rich holds an MBA in Business Management from Hofstra University and a BA in the same concentration from Loyola University in Maryland. He also really loves tacos...