John Rust

I am a freelance writer, media producer, and marketing specialist in the Washington, DC area.

In 2009, I co-founded Firm Reliance Media, which handled digital marketing and design for local and national clients through 2012. In 2013, I helped a friend launch RXA Renovation in the Northern Virginia area, and served as the managing partner and marketing director for a year.

After that, I took some time off from marketing to work at Chick-fil-A until 2015, serving customers and managing front counter employees, as well as occasionally contributing to marketing efforts and putting on the cow suit.

In 2009, I helped run Operation Chokehold, an online protest against AT&T, and was featured in CNN, BusinessWeek, and FOX News. I was also active in the 2012 protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

I also occasionally compose music and write essays on Medium.