I’ve always been a writer and entrepreneur. Ted’s Terrific Pet Care failed by the time I was 10, but I bounced back a decade later when a partner and I started Dealerslink. As the sales and marketing guy, I sold web-based software to people who began the conversation with, “I don’t trust the internet.”

At One World One Ocean, a campaign by Oscar-nominated MacGillivray Freeman Films, I oversaw our website, from strategy to creative, to implementation. We were voted Best Ocean Initiative by Tree Hugger, and won Best Digital Campaign at the 2012 Blue Ocean Film Festival, the ocean Oscars.

I won this photojournalism award a few years ago, and no longer work as a photojournalist but still love the feeling of making a good photograph.

I like being outside. I attended heli-ski guide training in Alaska, and jetski rescue training, at night, in seas so rough they closed Morro Bay Harbor. I love climbing mountains and I’ve surfed since I was little. And yes, I’ve gone over the falls on a set wave at Pipeline. I highly recommend three-day pool toy river trips.

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