I was born in Easton, Maryland and spent teenage years in Ohio before migrating to San Francisco in 1995.
Before moving into the art and tech world, I worked in varied visual capacities in the skateboard industry: photographer, videographer, and assistant art director for Thrasher Magazine. I taught myself HTML, PHP, CMS, MYSQL, and was employed by and consulted for dotcoms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2000, I brought the pet-project of my youth, the art & skateboarding zine Fecal Face, online as FecalFace.com to practice my self-taught coding skills with. Unplanned, the website organically grew into an internationally acclaimed online arts portal which helped to launch the careers of creative visionaries and which built a collaborative network of artists and thought leaders. I also owned and operated the physical art gallery FFDG (www.ffdg.net) in San Francisco's Mission District, showing both national and international contemporary artists. I've curated art exhibitions in the US and Brazil.
In 2013, San Francisco Magazine included me on the list of the city's most influential people.
In honor of the 10 the anniversary of FecalFace.com, I was invited to speak at the design and art conference Semi Permanent in Sydney, Australia before an audience of 3,000.
I'm a husband, father, skateboarder, photographer, surfer and sailor.