How it Started
BrattBeat was created on August 1st, 2017. It began as an Arts and Entertainment calendar for the Brattleboro region. Brattbeat was created from the inspiration gained by cities such as Portland, Maine, Providence, RI and Eugene, Oregon which offered vibrant community calendars to promote their wealth of community events and activities. Brattbeat has expanded to include the provision of affordable digital marketing solutions for local businesses and entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on the arts.
BrattBeat’s mission is to provide affordable digital marketing opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on the arts.
Who is BrattBeat
BrattBeat is owned and operated by Eric Jones. Eric was born and raised in central Maine where he learned many diverse, practical hands-on skills which earned him the reputation as the guy who ‘can fix anything’. As a young adult he worked in computer technologies- constructing PC computers, server racks, and card cages during the infancy of the internet.
Eric studied recording engineering at UMA, and went on to work in sound production. Eric worked with bands at clubs and festivals performing their studio recording. Eric also worked as a DJ at events, festivals, clubs, and on the radio. Eric studied electronics at SMTC in Portland, Maine and computer hardware design and maintenance at LCC in Eugene, Oregon.
Eric also has a keen interest in the arts. Eric would do pencil drawings of birds, cars, and anything from books and magazines as a child. He developed his skills in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylic paint, ceramics, woodworking, and more in school. Currently, Eric likes to make functional art. He has worked in many crafts over the years including woodworking, furniture design, and building, upholstery, stained glass, cold working blown glass, screen printing, and multi-media sculpture. Visit his profile on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jones-e-designs.
Since 2010, Eric has been providing technology consulting services. These services include website design, product photography, newsletter and social media design, CRM and other data systems management and LMS systems, among others. Find out more about Jones.E.Designs at jonesedesigns.com.
While in Eugene, Oregon, Eric met the love of his life, Wendy. In 2005, they relocated to Guilford, Vermont with their 2 children: Orion and Ruby. One year later, their 3rd child, Rose, was born. Eric enjoyed his role as a stay home father for many years. He took pride in supporting the interests of each of his children by getting them involved with local organizations and by furthering their development in the home.
Eric and Wendy strive to promote community building through recreation. In 2014, they founded Guilford GROWS and in 2015 they established the Guilford Recreation Commission to further their work in providing community events and recreation activities. Eric continues his volunteer work on the Guilford Recreation Commission as an events coordinator, Treasurer, and he performs the marketing and website development.