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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Director of Content Marketing. Managing Editor. Drummer. Husband. Father. Lover of good stories and great design.

How One Woman Helped Make a Neighborhood Fascinating

This past week has made me so grateful for my house. Here in Gainesville, it’s been either a storm or a sizzling sun, so being inside my walls is about the only way to survive. As grateful as I am for the shelter, the walls of my house are more than just shelter. They’re filled with photos and inspiration, turning my house into a home. The walls of a city are actually not much different. A city’s walls can help …

Giving a Voice to Homeless Children through Photography

I’m only young at heart, but I still remember what it was like coming home from school. I remember hopping off the bus, going inside, grabbing a Capri-Sun and doing my homework on our comfy couch, while Darkwing Duck played on the TV. My mom got home an hour later, started cooking a tasty dinner, and a couple of hours later, I was crawling into my own bed in my own room. You probably have similar memories of being a …

Helping Student-Athletes Celebrate Unforgettable Moments

I never made my high school basketball team. They made me the waterboy. The fact that I truly enjoyed my waterboy days should tell you how much I love to watch basketball. Maybe more than I love to play it. So this opportunity we’re talking about today was extra-special for me. There are few things that create more incredible moments than college sports. And this tournament was our chance to help celebrate some unforgettable March madness memories, with the Intercollegiate …

Fracture Explores: Dad Life

Charlie Hope here was the first company baby born on our Fracture team. She’s 1 and a half years old, and I think I’ve aged 3 years since then! But what an honor to be a dad to a wonderful kid-in-the-making. If you’re not familiar, our #FractureExplores series of posts is all about exploring the beauty of a particular city or region and what it has to offer you. So for Father’s Day, we had an idea to instead explore …

A Memorable 24-Hour Engagement

Hey guys, it’s Drew, wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend. I’m taking a nice staycation at home with the family, so hopefully, you’re enjoying yours as well. Sometimes a last-minute decision can blossom into a joy-filled adventure, and that’s exactly what happened to Nadiym. He shared his heartwarming story with us and thankfully gave us permission to share it with all of you. I’ll let him take it from here, in his own words.  I’ve been a soldier for …

3 Simple Lessons from a Total Eclipse Adventure

Here at Fracture we were just as swept up in Eclipse-mania as everyone else. Homemade viewing glasses, NASA approved welding masks, and laminated solar eclipse charts in hand – we came prepared to fully geek out. Sensing an awesome opportunity to capture a special moment in time, we sent a few teammates Eclipse-chasing. Here’s a recap of Drew and Taylor’s excellent adventure. What happened yesterday will likely only happen a couple more times in our lifetime. So when Taylor and …