I’m a WordPress guy, traveler, photographer and minimalist focused on helping people use the web to further their vision to make the world a better place.
I’ve worked with WordPress since 2005 to build dozens of sites, both for myself and for clients.
My professional experience stretches from start ups, to the corporate world, to online publishing and e-commerce.
My goal is to provide customized development, support and strategy so you can spend your time doing what you do best.
I got into web development originally because I thought the internet could serve to lower barriers to entry and allow almost anybody to compete for attention with the largest institutions.
I viewed it as a great equalizer that would put small organizations on the same footing as the biggest corporations.
While I’ve certainly had my doubts along the way, I still believe the web is an essential tool for anyone wanting to effect positive change in the world.
Let’s face it, the world is a mess. and there are no end of critically important issues we face. Most of them revolve around transitioning from our current self-destructive path of exploiting the Earth and other people to one that begins to move towards sustainability and justice.
I want to spend the rest of my life playing some small role in that transition, and using my professional experience and skills towards that end.
I began my web development journey way back in 1996, during the days of Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer 2. I still remember writing my first HTML in a basement apartment in Anchorage, Alaska.
I was working in a salmon cannery then, spending my summers slinging fish and cleaning machinery so I could spend the rest of the year traveling.
But at some point even an exciting career in the growing field of stuffing fish into a can grows old, and it was time for a change.
I got my first web job at a startup in San Francisco in ’97. I worked there for about a year learning the ropes before moving on to a corporate contract gig at Autodesk.
It was at Autodesk that I started working with Vignette StoryServer, an industrial strength content management system first developed for CNET to manage their publishing. Vignette is no longer around, but they developed one of the earliest dynamic publishing platforms.
I’ve always felt that the internet should break down barriers to communication and understanding. A website is a tool, and as such it can be used for a lot of different things. But it’s undeniably great for bringing your vision to the world.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact me any time.