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How I help

I am a digital strategist and systems specialist who helps online creatives develop solutions so they can focus more on the things they want to do rather than the things they have to do.

I formerly worked as a basketball scout and consultant with college and professional teams. I now teach aspiring scouts, coaches, and analysts.

Projects include research for bestselling authors, website design for nationally televised sporting events, and strategic planning analysis for award-winning executives at professional basketball organizations.

I recently served as a City Councilor in Yachats, OR. I currently run the Yachats Visitor Center and provide marketing services for the City.

What’s going on

As a multipotentialite, I always have a few different projects going on at any given time.

For the latest on what I’m up to, click over to my Now Page.

The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.

— Seth Godin

Yachats Bay


Case studies

Here’s what a few past clients have said about working with me.

Robert Kurson

Research is the most fundamental aspect of my job as an author of narrative nonfiction books – without excellent research, there is no story, no adventure, no truth.

To that end, I’ve been exceedingly lucky to work with James Kerti, who has performed research for me in ways I could not have imagined. Time after time, James has discovered hidden gems, uncovered unlikely tunnels and passageways, leveraged his own creativity and curiosity to expand stories and give them added dimensions.

His eagerness to work hard and go beyond the call of duty – continuously – makes him invaluable. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Robert Kurson
Author of four New York Times Bestsellers, including “Shadow Divers” and “Rocket Men”

Mark Warkentien

When I had an multifaceted problem and I needed an answer, I went to James Kerti. I relied on his knack for forming concise, well-reasoned recommendations that I could take action on.

It didn’t matter what he needed to do, whether it was strategic planning, research, film or market analysis, or something else. He always impressed me with his creativity, resourcefulness, and ability to deliver on a tight deadline.

In a highly competitive industry where information is currency, I knew I could count on his work and his discretion. James made a big difference.

Mark Warkentien
Former VP of Basketball Operations, Denver Nuggets
2009 NBA Executive of the Year

Latest writing


Maybe real acceptance and self-love is about acknowledging that we have distinct parts of ourselves that want different, sometimes conflicting things, and each of those parts is worthy of being held with love.

And perhaps it’s the parts of us that we judge for wanting what we view as shameful or self-destructive that are most in need of being held, for those are the parts of us that are wounded.

Sometimes what we want isn’t the same thing as what wants to be for us.

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