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  • Nelson/Roberto

    My name is Nelson de Witt, but I was born Roberto Coto. Separated from my birth family during El Salvador’s civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16.

    I’m a jack of all trades that has done everything from business process design to video production to server administration to film photography. I’ve run, consulted on, and wrote a book about Crowdfunding campaigns. I’ve taught myself everything from Ruby on Rails to narrative story structure.

    What do all these things have in common?

    I’m a skilled problem solver who can tackle complex issues and find solutions that combine art with outcomes.

    Portfolio

    My Work

    Custom Software Development:
    The Village Bank
    (2004 – 2006)

    Adventures in Blogging:
    Ana’s Miracle
    (2007 – 2011)

    Building A Business:
    S.B.C. Panamá
    (2007 – 2012)

    My First Film:
    Identifying Nelson/Buscando a Roberto
    (2010 – Present)

    My First Book:
    A Kickstarter’s Guide to Kickstarter
    (2011 – 2014)

    Book Promotion:
    Missing Mila, Finding Family
    (2011 – 2013)

    Crowd-Funding Consulting:
    Operation
    Ninja S.T.A.R.
    (2013)

    Adventures In Podcasting:
    Inside the Journey
    (2013 – 2016)

    Helping Families Reunite:
    The Mama Chila Foundation
    (2015 – Present)

    My Autobiographical Novel:
    Waking From Innocent Dreams
    (2016 – Present)

    Adventures in Web Hosting:
    (2016 – Present)

    My Art

    Writing

    Photography

    Videography

    Speaking

    Essays

    Essays & Articles

    The Reunion

    Isabel and Ana Williams are two friends who, like me, were adopted from El Salvador and grew up in the New England area. The sisters had only faint memories of their life in El Salvador. However, Isabel remembers the face of a woman, who she thought was her mother, lying dead next to her....

    The ReunionNelson/Roberto

    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and Makers

    Memories of summer camp Growing up I spent my summers at Camp Frank A. Day, both as a camper and as a staff member. The 14 summers spent on the shores of Quacumquasitt were some of the best days of my life. What I loved most about camp was the people. You really got to know people...

    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and MakersNelson/Roberto

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.

    I noticed something recently. People, for the most part, don’t share their friends’ “work.” By work I don’t mean 9-to-5 day job type stuff, I mean their passion projects. I feel like most people only share articles, pictures, and videos from well-established websites. I guess these are “safe to share” because they are popular and...

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.Nelson/Roberto

    You are not a failure…

    Dedicated to my brother Derek. Throughout my life, I have failed. I have failed so many times, in so many different ways. Often, it seemed like the things that I struggled with came so easily to others. There can be immense pressure to succeed. To live up to the expectations of others and ourselves. Whenever something doesn’t...

    You are not a failure…Nelson/Roberto

    Get updates about the release of my upcoming book, Waking From Innocent Dreams.

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    Nelson/Roberto

    Nelson/Roberto

    My name is Nelson de Witt, but I was born Roberto Coto. Separated from my birth family during El Salvador’s civil war, by death and adoption, I was reunited with them at the age of 16.

    I’m a jack of all trades that has done everything from business process design to video production to server administration to film photography. I’ve run, consulted on, and wrote a book about Crowdfunding campaigns. I’ve taught myself everything from Ruby on Rails to narrative story structure.

    What do all these things have in common?

    I’m a skilled problem solver who can tackle complex issues and find solutions that combine art with outcomes.

    The Reunion

    Misfit Con: A Home for Dreams, Doers, and Makers

    Why you should support (and share) your friend’s work.

    You are not a failure…

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