Evan Hamilton – community builder, musician, comic book nerd.
My name is Evan Hamilton. I like to build communities and help companies and customers love each other.
No matter how effective your growth efforts are, they’re worth nothing if you have a leaky bucket. We have whole departments focused on customer acquisition, so why do we have nobody focused on customer retention? That’s where I come in. I connect customers to each other and to your company which increases retention rates and makes everyone feel all fuzzy and warm.
Currently I am Community Team Manager at Reddit. Previously I was Director of Community at CMX, Community Lead at Coursera, Director of Community & Customer Loyalty at ZOZI, Head of Community at UserVoice, and Community Ambassador at Flock. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and still love getting to do this work each and every day.
In my free time I sing and play guitar as Kicking Tuesday. I’m also co-founder of a holiday called International Beer Day. I also read a very significant number of comic books, for which I feel zero shame.
I’ve always liked building groups that create great things. In high school I led a modmaking group for the computer game called Myth II and worked on designing a computer game. In college I collaborated with my fellow theater geeks to create amazing productions. I started a band called Monsters are not Myths.
I live in Oakland and love this city. I’m a California boy, and I can’t think of anywhere else that I’d call home.