I write on topics of personal interest, including art, web development, music, parenting and more.
I’ve been a web developer since 2006 when I started working as a PHP programmer for Dominion Enterprises.
In 2009 I went to work for ARE in Virginia Beach, VA, in ASP.NET. By that time I also developed an interest in SEO.
By 2014 I had moved with my family to California and worked as a Python/Django developer for Inductive Automation.
In 2017 we moved to Beaverton Oregon (just outside Portland). I have been working as a contractor in web development and as an SEO specialist.
I’ve always been an artist. I started drawing cars, trucks and football helmets among other things as a kid. In high school I became known for my art, and even won in the school’s annual art show in the drawing category one year.
Although I put art aside after high school, I later returned to it after working in web design. My goal at that time was to improve my graphic design skills, however I immediately got pulled back in to drawing and painting, and developed an interest in oil pastels. View examples of my art here.
I learned to play the piano as a kid, and started playing guitar as a teenager. I played in various bands ranging from metal to blues to latin pop. I’ve always enjoyed the guitar, and my favorite to play is a Fender Stratocaster.
I’m a Dad, my son is 9 years old and is an inspiration to be the best I can be.
You can read more on my parenting blog here.
After my son was born, I developed an interest in personal development. I write on that here from time to time.
Vegan and Raw Food
On Jan 1, 2016 I went 100% vegan and have felt healthier than ever since then. For most of my life prior to that I had little interest in going vegan or eating healthy at all. I was doing what Rich Roll calls the ‘window diet’ in which you drive up to a window and they hand you some food.
Today I advocate for eating as much raw, unprocessed vegan food as possible, and even went over a month eating only raw. The transformation I have experienced has been amazing.
I have a page on Facebook for that called Give It To Me Raw.