What am I doing now?

Purpose

To inspire people to lead a more adventurous, fulfilling and sustainable life.

Family

I live almost exactly half way between Philadelphia and Allentown in a great rural area that gives me amazing access to nature while still being close to ‘civilization’. I’m happily married with two 12 year old boys.

Community

I really love my local community and do whatever I can to volunteer to make it better. As a local business leader, I work with other businesses and schools to improve the local business climate and ensure that students are prepared to positively contribute upon graduation. I’m a board member in our local Rotary club. I consult with several local businesses on ways to improve their operations.

Fun

I’m an active National rank beer judge who enjoys sampling all of the great beers that this area of Pennsylvania has to offer. I’m really into experimenting with cooking awesome things on my Traeger grill.

I always wanted to be Indiana Jones when I grew up and as such, I have an eager interest in the indigenous cultures of the Americas… particularly the Maya and the various groups that historically lived in the area where I now live. I take every opportunity I can to visit any spots where Archaeoastronomy is evident. I spend a lot of time researching the threads that connect ‘new’ and ‘old’ world cultures.

I’m an avid hiker and I always try to hike the most recommended trails wherever I find myself. I’m always trying to become a more ultralight backpacker and you’ll often find me solo, trying to better these skills. If you know of any great spots that I need to hit, please let me know!

I love foraging and gardening and try to improve my prowess in both of these areas constantly. I’m slowly growing and improving my mycology expertise.

Health

I’m currently training in calisthenics with the focus on increasing my mobility. I’m continuing my multi year trend of time restricted feeding and quantifying everything I do. I renewed my interest in Yoga/Mindfulness and now practice daily. I keep an updated blog post that discusses my daily rituals.

Work

Threddies

This is my main gig now. I do whatever is necessary on any given day, but my big focus right now is building out a capability to customize our products. My personal mission is to continue sourcing products from and supporting companies that manufacture locally using sustainable practices. There is always room for improvement in this area.

Android

I maintain two public Android apps… The BJCP beer style reference and inMyCellar. I’ve drastically reduced my work on private apps and consulting, but will still consider the right opportunity.

eCommerce

Most of my software and consulting work now is in the eCommerce space. I have been taking many of the lessons learned growing and running Threddies and creating products and services based on these best practices. I’m a small business advocate and have been working with several local business owners to improve their offerings. I’m a proud member of the Anti-Amazon Alliance and if you give me 10 minutes, I’ll discuss all of the relevant reasons why you might want to consider joining also. If you are interested in working with me in this area, please reach out and let me know!

Blog

Just about every other project I blog about on this site.

Find Me

GitHub

LinkedIn

Stack Overflow

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