Howard is an idealist at heart who fights tenaciously in his quest for social and environmental justice. He is a published writer/poet, former newspaper journalist/columnist, book editor, and had his own communications consultancy. He has been a long-time campaign director for numerous advocacy organizations, and an elected union representative hoping to build a better and brighter tomorrow. His experience also includes: research; grant and proposal writing; promotional, and issue advocacy materials; print, social media and web content; OpEds, feature-writing, and other communications and services including media, corporate and political outreach relations. His LeftHand role is ‘communications support’ because ‘Badass’ isn’t an official Job Title.