I was born an entrepreneur. From lemonade stands and mowing lawns, to making my first dollars online, I've always been motivated by entrepreneurship. In June 2002, I cofounded a web hosting company that's still going strong today. I currently work full time on a new venture started in October 2011 called Delicious Brains.
Before that, I built web sites for a living. I worked as an independent, most often collaborating with a creative agency or an independent web designer. I hardly ever did design myself because I had too many talented designer friends who were much better at it. But because I can design and have a programming background, my strength lies in frontend web development. Most projects also involved my CMS of choice, WordPress.
I love to travel. Most recently I've been a tourist in Jamaica, Cuba, NYC, Boston, New Zealand, Tasmania (Australia), Malaysia, and China. I can hardly wait to visit South America and Eastern Europe.
I grew up in beautiful, rural Cape Breton, Canada. But I find cities wonderful. I've lived in both Vancouver and Melbourne. They truly are the most liveable cities on the planet. I miss them both. Today, my wife Carolyn, son Max, and I call Halifax, Canada home.
I love sports. I play beer league hockey in the winter, golf and competitive ultimate frisbee in the summer.
I've had a personal web site since 1996 but only started blogging in 2004. This site is now mainly geared toward my professional career, showcasing my work and publishing my original writings about the business of building the web. I also share short thoughts on Twitter and Google+ and post code to GitHub and WordPress.org.
This site is powered by a custom WordPress theme developed in Sublime Text 2 and running on an Amazon Web Services.