Growing up a gamer and pop-culture geek in the rural hills of central New York state, I began to recognize the potential for technology to be the game changer it would eventually become. My obsession with gaming extended into learning about the technical details of gaming hardware and software. This passion developed into a solid foundation when during high school I’d enrolled in a specialized two-year course on information technology. We’d studied both the theory and practical aspects of networking, from hardware components to programming industrial Cisco routers. Meanwhile the culture at the the time was retreating from the web as a result of the DotCom bust. Through closely following these events, I’d gained an elevated appreciation for the promise and risk that technology would continue play in our day-to-day lives.
After a nearly decade long career in digital media, my professional experience yielded deep insight into the business and technical mechanics behind the web as we know it today. I further specialized in startups that were geared to developing deeply interactive advertising campaigns and educating constituents on the technology in play, I have had a front-row seat to the web since the days of AOL dial up. Now a bay-area resident, I have built my own media consulting firm. It is my mission to further the ideal of digital citizenry by educating people about the technology-enabled solutions building everyone’s tomorrow.