Gus first put pen to paper in elementary school, churning out highbrow literature like Calvin and Hobbes-inspired comic strips and Harry Potter fan fiction. In 5th grade, his poem received an honorable mention in a local writing contest and was published in a Midwest elementary school teacher’s anthology. Having accomplished everything a 10-year-old could in that field, Gus pivoted to different writing endeavors.
After studying journalism at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Gus did everything from teaching middle school English to writing ad copy for international manufacturers. But Filament seemed like an ideal place for a copywriter with a love of animals and the outdoors. The opportunity to tell the story of farmers and agriculture companies of all sorts stirred memories of Gus’s weekly visits to his grandparents’ farm where he marveled at Amish draft horses and helped feed his grandfather’s coon hounds.
When he’s not stringing words into sentences, you can usually find Gus in a deer stand, a duck blind or a comfy brewery.