OFF THE GRID
was co-founded by
and Nick Swett.
Adam Gordon (bio)
Adam is a social entrepreneur, conceptual artist and musician. He is the creator and owner of The Temple: Contemporary Artist Haven – a social venture established to preserve and revive an important Denver landmark built by renown architects Frank and Willoughby Edbrooke, while providing affordable art studios and workshop facilities, community non-profit space, creative business suites and a cooperative bakery.
Formerly the Development & Special Projects Manager at RedLine and founder of Transformative Events, Adam was the creator of RedLine’s National Endowment for The Arts, Our Town: A Village Environment program as part of the Biennial of the Americas in Denver’s Sustainability Park. He also launched, organized and managed the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt “Design for the Other 90%” Denver exhibition.
Adam has worked for Dr. Paul Polak, founder of (IDE) International Development Enterprises, D-REV and Windhorse International and for Rosemary Carroll, managing partner of the prominent music law firm Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP.
Adam has over a decade of entertainment industry experience, and he has held many positions within the creative and social venture spheres. Adam is a vocalist in the Denver based band Sea of Eyes. He is the former RIND Design Review committee liaison to the River North Arts District. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
Bradley Joseph (bio)
Bradley Joseph, native Coloradoan, founded Silver Spur Marketing in 2009. He saw an opportunity to instill his passion for developing relationships and facilitating collaboration to help brands thrive. Silver Spur Marketing was formed as a working trust of talented, like-minded creative types who shared his vision to drive people, products and brands to new horizons.
After graduating from the College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Marketing, Bradley started his career in New York City working in the dynamic world of men’s contemporary fashion on 7th Avenue. Throughout this time, he travelled internationally scouting out fashion trends in Europe and overseeing and facilitating production in Asia. Additionally, while in New York he worked on licensing and merchandising programs for the Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Hard Rock Café and New Kids on the Block. These entertainment merchandising programs took him backstage to some of the biggest acts within music industry.
When he returned to Colorado, Bradley started with Three Tomatoes Catering where he spent 10 years managing the account with The Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. While at Three Tomatoes, Bradley also had the opportunity to organize some of the biggest special events in Colorado including the Grand Opening of Flat Irons Shopping Center and THE INTERNATIONAL golf tournament.
Utilizing his event credentials, marketing knowledge and understanding of the vast entertainment landscape, Bradley was hired to work for the real estate and sports/entertainment mogul Stan Kroenke at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE). Aside from selling and executing private events at Pepsi Center, Paramount Theatre and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Bradley was tasked with providing marketing and event support to the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Rapids. In addition, he was involved with the execution of several major events including the Democratic National Convention, the NBA All-Star Game and the Grand Prix.
During his 7 years with KSE, Bradley developed relationships on behalf of the venues, the teams, KSE Charities and more. It was during these 7 years that Bradley witnessed the profound affect that his branding and marketing expertise could have on a company’s successes. He knew that following his time with KSE, he would use his experiences and acquired skills to help emerging brands accelerate.
As a relationship manager, Bradley gets to know the intricacies of each client in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual equity and trust invested in their brand. As a brand ambassador, he thrives on working in partnership to elevate each and every client to new heights. But he goes beyond developing relationships and creating strategic marketing programs; he has a vested interest in seeing each and every client’s dreams come true. Above all, the success of Bradley Joseph and Silver Spur Marketing is contingent on one thing: passion.
Nick Swett (bio)
With a passion for implementing big ideas that result in positive social and civic impact, Swett has advised senior leaders and developed strategies to successfully help run multi-million dollar organizations, launch startups and turnaround struggling organizations, coordinate massive event logistics, build collaborative spaces, and manage numerous successful campaigns and special events.
Before starting domino, he served in executive leadership positions at the White House, Biennial of the Americas, and the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee. As the Executive Producer of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas, Swett coordinated a six-week, $3.5M festival of ideas, art, and culture that attracted over 25,000 attendees, generated 550+ media impressions, and convened 300 thought leaders and 70 artists from 21 different countries.
Prior to working for the Biennial, he was the Chief of Staff/Director of Strategic Management and Enterprise Services for the Office of Administration at the White House. While working for the Administration he managed a $115M budget, coordinated enterprise-wide services, led numerous performance improvement initiatives and oversaw the Executive Office’s continuity of operations program. As Director of Operations for the 2008 Democratic Convention he coordinated five operations departments (security, credentials, transportation, hotels, and the Convention Center) and helped produce the largest nominating convention in U.S. history.
Swett has also successfully led numerous political campaigns, nonprofits and special events. He holds a MSc in Management and Governance from the London School of Economics and a BA in Sociology and International Studies from the University of Denver.