About Jeff Reifman, the Author

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Writer Jeff Reifman

Jeff Reifman is a writer and technology consultant with a wide variety of nonprofit and corporate leadership experience.

Here are a few of his recent projects:

  • Portland Wild, a visual guide to Portland, Oregon’s hundreds of public art murals, special Heritage Trees and Little Free Libraries.
  • Black Women in Politics, a database of black women running for office in 2018. We’re still in conversations for 2020 planning.
  • Meeting Planner, which aims to simplify scheduling social and group meetings.

In 2020 – 2021, Reifman was the technology director  at commercial-real estate (CRE) startup LOANtuitive. He jumpstarted the technology team on a tight budget and launched its service offerings which led to its first $1.1 million funding round.

He also publishes America Possible, which focuses on effective activism for an inspired future; you can watch interviews with Reifman here.

His essay about dating and cutoff inspired a lot of controversy and regard which you can read about on Medium: Shining Light on Internet Rage and On Opening Up Your Ribcage for Public Criticism (50 First Dates).

Previously, Jeff helped lead the launch of MSN News and then later MSNBC.com during his career at Microsoft. He’s a three time grant recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He’s known in Seattle for his earlier not for profit coffeehouses, coverage of Microsoft’s tax dodging and the overwhelming impact of Amazon’s growth.

He is an avid snowboarder, photographer and traveler. He has more than 600 hours of yoga teacher training and previously volunteered teaching teens in substance recovery with Street Yoga. He resides in the Pacific Northwest.

Follow Jeff on Twitter or contact him here