Our content team is growing, and we’re thrilled to add Morgan Nicholson to the team. He joins us from the world of book publishing, fresh from a masters in technical writing. We’re excited to learn more about him as the months go on, but he’s already wowing us with his knowledge of 20th-century literature, obscure musical instruments, and the best swimming holes near Portland. So happy to have you aboard, Morgan! Welcome to the Mad Fish team.

Where did you go to school?

Portland State University

What did you major in?

I majored in English Literature as an undergraduate, and Technical & Professional Writing as a graduate student.

Where are you from?

I am from a very small town in Washington called Yacolt. It’s very beautiful and surrounded by so many amazing places to swim.

Favorite PDX spot?

Pepper Box for their breakfast tacos!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to play music, do karaoke, read strange fiction, hang out with friends, meet new dogs, and experience new restaurants.

Favorite podcast (or media organization if you don’t have a show in particular)?

This American Life, How I Built This, and Making Obama.

Bucket list item.

1965 Fender Jazzmaster

What’s your passion project?

I am currently trying to rebuild an old synthesizer, which I hope to use in one of my musical projects.

Why did you pick Mad Fish?

I picked Mad Fish because of its strong sense of community, and the positive culture it promotes. Mad Fish also has a ton of awesome clients that have an expanse of different projects I am eager to experience.   

Favorite genre of music to work to/link to your favorite Spotify playlist to listen to at work?

I generally listen to pop music, new wave, or indie rock while I work. My favorite bands are Slowdive, The Cure, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, and The Strokes.

Fun fact about yourself.

The first time I stepped into a classroom was when I started college.

What can you add to the team outside of work?

I can add a positive attitude, collaborative nature, some good jokes, some bad puns, a wealth of pop culture knowledge, and an eagerness to learn.