Meet the Owner

Joseph Klem is owner and principal of Bluemont Communications LLC. He has worked as a reporter, editor, technical writer, instructional designer, webmaster, online strategist and even standup comic. He says it feels weird to talk about himself in the third person.

Joseph Klem
Joseph Klem

Home town: Born in Rochester, NY. Grew up near Ithaca, NY, and now lives in Arlington, VA.

Favorite app: Parkmobile. How great is it to feed the meter while sitting comfortably at the restaurant, bar or theater?

Favorite escape: Long walks through the woods with my black lab, Cleo.

Strangest skill I had as a kid: Memorizing hundreds of jokes and telling them on long sports bus rides to clusters of kids who, in hindsight, should have been in their seats.

Favorite authors: Dickens, Tolkien, Vonnegut, Malcolm Gladwell, David McCullough.

Client magic I’m most proud of: Helping a global nonprofit transform its web presence from its biggest headache into its most powerful asset.