About Evan Hamilton

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.

Previously I was Community Lead at Coursera, Director of Community & Customer Loyalty at ZOZI, Head of Community at UserVoice, and Community Ambassador at Flock. Currently I’m looking for new opportunities at small companies that care about retention. Interested in hiring me (or at least grabbing a beverage)? Contact me on LinkedIn.

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 things. As a kid I wanted to draw comics for a living. 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 designed theatrical lighting and started a band called Monsters are not Myths. In 2011 I started Kicking Tuesday.

I live in Oakland and hella heart it. I’ve always lived in California, and I can’t think of anywhere else that I’d call home.

Evan Hamilton piano cartoon
Art by my friend Nidhi Chanani