My email is and I answer it a lot more frequently than I answer my cell phone. You can learn more about me professionally, if you care, at LinkedIn.
I am an entrepreneur, single, in my fourties, and have a mechanical engineering degree from North Avenue Trade School. I live at 33 Ponce in Atlanta, Georgia USA and have lived in the Atlanta area almost all of my life, though I did have two short stays in the Washington, DC area; once as I was born there and then again in 1990/91.
I have experience, interests, and skills in both marketing and web technology though I’m never sure which one I should focus on. I founded a company in 1994 that went on to become #123 on the Inc 500 list in 1999. I had an excellent core team during those years and I immensely enjoyed working with them to build the company over those years.
I founded a Meetup.com group in January 2007 called Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs and it has grown like a weed. I obviously stepped into a vacuum and have greatly appreciated getting to know every single person I’ve met through the group. I look forward to getting to know them better and meeting other new people as well in the coming year(s).
In September 2009 I along with my business partner Tim Dorr launched a coworking space called Ignition Alley in the Poncey-Highland area somewhere between Midtown Atlanta and the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Our goal with Ignition Alley is to create an community epicenter for startup entrepreneurs, freelancers and Atlanta’s creative class and by all measures we seem to be succeeding.
I raced motocross as a teenager, and it was probably the most maturing and reward experience of my life. If nothing more, it made me and my father extremely close when I was a teenager (and we are still very close), and if that doesn’t say something about the experience I don’t know what would.
I’ve practiced Ashtanga Yoga for over 6 years and have become a true believer in yoga although recently have stopped because of a foot problem which I hope to find a solution for in the near future. I enjoy boating on Lanier and played both Raquetball and Tennis in my past.
I’m a secular humanist because I deeply believe everyone deserves both opportunity and human dignity no matter what their circumstances, their race, or their nationality. I tend to be suspicious of religion because I’ve seen it used so often to justify prejudice, oppression, as well as horrific atrocities, but I’m overjoyed when I meet theists whose motives are pure and who practice what they preach.
I’ve traveled to many states in the USA. I have also been to Italy, Ireland, England, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium as well as New Zealand and Australia, it roughly reverse chronological order. And of course I can’t forget the Carribean including especially St. Thomas, St. John, St. Martin, and St. Barts.
That’s all for now.
- President & CEO: Jun 2007-Present
- Strategy and Implementation Consulting and Training
- Web Marketing including SEO
- Drupal Content Management System
- OpenX Advertising Server
- ClearSpring Widgets for Viral Distribution
- Twitter.com/Identi.ca API Integrations
- Meetup.com API Integrations
- General API Integrations
- President & Founder: Jan 2007-Present
- Community for Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs
- Founder, President & CEO: Jan 2006-Dec 2006
Expert Education, Inc.
- Founder and President: 1991-1994
- One of three founders, and President: 1987-1990
These are some of my interests in alphabetic order:
- Attending Local Events such as Meetups
- Boating on Lake Lanier
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Loft Condos in Midtown Atlanta
- Magazine Publishing for Enthusiast Markets
- Motorsports, especially Motorcycling
- Information Organization
- Website and Database Programming
- Web Marketing Strategies
- Web Technologies
- World Politics
- Ashtanga Yoga