After editing two high-tech insider investment newsletters, Mobile Internet Times and Telecom Trends, Vance founded Sandstorm Media in August 2003. In addition to his own bylined articles, Vance works with private clients to reach their copywriting, content marketing and social media goals.
Current and former clients include Aryaka, BigPanda, Qualcomm, Esri, Microsoft, Skyhigh Networks, Citrix, MediaPR, Code Green Networks, eEye Digital Security, MultiFactor Corporation, Airespace (now Cisco), GeoTrust (now VeriSign), Shelton Group, and Wyse, to name only a few.
Vance started his career at PBS, writing and producing public-affairs programs and documentaries for WPSU-TV, while also working on national shows produced for BET and the Kettering Foundation. He has served as a consultant to both startups and Fortune 500 companies, advising clients about market trends, product positioning and marketing strategies.
Education: Vance received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an M.A. in English from New Mexico State University, and a B.A. from Penn State.