Professional ExperienceUsing technology to advance communications since the late 1980s.
The principal and owner of GoatCloud Communications is Cliff Rohde. Cliff has considerable communications, technology, and advocacy experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.
Since 1988 Cliff has been deploying communications technology (anyone remember 300 baud modems?), using technology for marketing and communications, and following communications policy and technology developments to advance the interests of his clients and the organizations for which he has worked.
He designed his first website in 1995 and his first WordPress website in the mid-2000s. One of his first was the Wind Power Law blog, devoted to wind power issues in New York state. Sometimes Cliff does this technology stuff just for fun. Ask his children, who are sad not to have unfettered Internet access. Even when not officially employed to address information technology issues, he has always been the office’s “go to” guy to analyze communications and technology problems and develop solutions. Cliff is a “recovering” attorney, having formally retired from the practice of law to commit undivided professional attention to GoatCloud.
A believer in “teaching a person to fish”, numerous times throughout the year Cliff presents at conferences, teaching participants how to have a successful, meaningful online presence.
Cliff moved to New York’s Capital District from the Washington, D.C. area in 2005. He lives with his wife and children but, alas, no goats. It’s against the town code. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, Cliff practices what he preaches. Much of the communications technology and techniques he deploys for others he also uses himself.