This is a little bit about me.
I was born in 1963 in upstate New York – right outside of Albany. I was the youngest of five brothers. My Mom, Rita, was pretty cool. She made me want to be an explorer and she probably made me the inquisitive person that I am. My Dad, Thomas, was a huge patient man who was somewhat older than my Mom. They had me when they were 40 and 50. I was assured I was a late in life gift.
I went to college in far upstate NY (Plattsburgh) and, as soon as I graduated, I headed down to New York City. My first job had nothing to do with design, yet put me on a direct path towards becoming the designer I am today. From NY I moved to San Diego which gave me a great tan and time expanding my design experience. I also created presentations for conventions and other large-scale events. I stayed there for seven years and ended up moving to Minneapolis – extremes seem to be a pattern in my life moving from hot to cold. I lived there for three great years working for Ernst & Young in their creative services department. Nothing makes you look so hip as being a designer among accountants.
I moved to St. Louis in 2001. I worked for Webster University as a graphic designer and had many rock and roll adventures – including running a music magazine and a music festival (100 bands and a burrito). I also had the opportunity to earn a history degree and meet some amazing people. I am constantly looking for new adventures and the opportunity to meet new amazing people.
In 2013 I was given the opportunity to move to one of the most amazing states – Colorado – and here I work for Kärcher NA. Kärcher is a worldwide company that provides cleaning solutions for a wide range of companies. My job involves marketing for their Hotsy division. Hotsy makes pressure washers and is the #1 purveyor of pressure washers in North America.
This blog is a running account of my work as a designer, writer and explorer.
I love to run. I love history. I love music. I love non-fiction. I love the beach. I love to travel.