That’s my wife Carolyn and our two boys. Family is my first priority in life. I fiercely protect my evenings and weekends from work and make an effort to be mentally present. I also take a few week-long holidays per year to recharge so I can come back and be a better husband and father.
Since 2012 I’ve put a huge chunk of my energy into building my company, Delicious Brains Inc. We develop and sell WordPress products:
- WP Migrate DB Pro – WordPress site migration plugin
- Better Search Replace Pro – database manipulation plugin
- WP Offload Media – plugin to copy media to Amazon S3 and serve it
- WP Offload SES – plugin to send WordPress site email through Amazon SES
- SpinupWP – modern cloud-based server control panel
My latest year in review is a good place to start for more on my company.
Before that, I built web sites for a living. Working as an independent web developer, collaborating with creative agencies and independent web designers. I did frontend and backend development, working with SilverStripe CMS and WordPress.
See my resume for more work history.
I love to travel. I’ve been to most corners of the world, but haven’t made it to South America yet. I’m looking forward to exploring South America for the first time and want to see more of Europe and Asia.
I grew up in beautiful, rural Cape Breton, Canada. But I love cities. I lived in Vancouver for 5 years and Melbourne for 1 year. They truly are the most liveable cities on the planet. I miss them both. Today, my wife Carolyn and I and our two sons call Truro, Nova Scotia home. It’s a great community to raise a family.
I was an athlete in my youth. I played hockey competitively through high school. In university I picked up ultimate frisbee and competed at the national level in Canada and Australia. I love to compete.
I’ve had a personal web site since 1996.