Hello! I’m John Ratcliffe-Lee! I work for MSL Group and am one of the newest members to be contributing to the General Motors Northeast Region’s website.
With the exception of a rogue year living with our friends to the north in Toronto, I’ve spent my entire life living in New Jersey. After finishing up at Rider University, studying Journalism/Multimedia Communications as well as Advertising – I went head first into being a large part of the local alternative & indie music scene in Northern New Jersey. I followed bands around, took pictures at their shows as well as designing and developing web sites for them. My personal love for photography & web design led to an internship at one of New Jersey’s largest public relations firms in their design & build department. That role transitioned to a full-time opportunity with the agency and eventually I became one of the core members of their social media team. I’ve since moved on from that first agency and call MSL Group New York my home now, as a member of their social team here.
When I’m not manning the wild, wild web, I still love learning about technology and how it’s impacting and changing the way we communicate with each other. I love playing tennis, taking my camera with me wherever I go, driving some of the great roads of New Jersey and hoping one day I’ll learn how to make my own beer.
First Car: 1992 GMC Suburban
Favorite NER Landmark/Location: Bear Mountain
Favorite NER Event/Festival: That perfect moment when the leaves turn color and you can still have all the windows down in your carDream Vacation: The one I take each summer in Vermont