About Me

Hello! My name is Ian, and I am a consultant, designer, and NationBuilder Expert based in Severna Park, Maryland. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.

Photo: The Hines Family (May 2019)
The Hines Family (May 2019)

My Story

Way back in 2003, when I was still in high school and working as a campaign volunteer, I became obsessed with the intersection of politics & technology. That obsession has defined my professional life.

Then, in 2012, I found my way to NationBuilder’s Los Angeles HQ. There, I learned the platform under the mentorship of the late Jim Gilliam, NationBuilder’s Founder & then CEO.

In November 2013, I left the company and set out on my own as a certified NationBuilder Expert & NationBuilder Architect.

Since then, I’ve consulted for more than one hundred organizations across eight countries and twenty U.S. states — helping them to leverage the power of the technology to shape the future.

I have designed websites for world leaders, helped to shape the communications and political strategy for national campaigns, and raised millions of dollars online — and nearly all from the comfort of my remote home office.

In my free time, I coach and play lacrosse, and serve my community as the Cubmaster of my sons’ Cub Scout pack. I am a practicing Catholic Christian.

About The Weblog

Beginning in 2009, I published an eponymous weblog loosely focused on life, the Internet, and how they interact with one another. I regrettably shuttered it in 2012.

Now, after nearly a decade away, I’m writing to rediscover my voice. My goal is to write something here every weekday, with a loose focus on the intersection of politics & technology. You can follow along at hines.digital/blog.

Thank you for reading. I hope that you find something you enjoy.

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