About me

  • I'm an aspiring polymath with a passion for designing, developing, learning, and building. Over my life I've been variously occupied as student, tradesman, aircraft builder and mechanic, army intelligence analyst and linguist, musician, writer, producer, editor, publisher, production manager, graphic designer, 3d animator, game designer, motion graphic & video editor, software developer and entrepreneur.
  • I love Jesus—I am His disciple. I stay close to Him and do what He says. I seek His Father’s Kingdom and will. I love people and care for their concerns. I keep my promises and produce satisfaction.
  • I strive to keep and honor the three covenants I've made in my life: to God, my wife, and my country.
  • I've been successfully married for thirty-seven years and have four (now adult) children, and two (definitely not adult) grandchildren.
  • I have had an email address and been “online” since the late eighties. I've been exposed to just about every computer/software to come along since then, and delved deep into many.
  • I've built, managed, led, and grown with many projects, businesses, clients, and teams of varying size, complexity and success over the years—both on-site and remotely. The result? I’ve developed a broad and interesting talent stack—and learned a lot of flexibility and humility along the way.
  • I currently live a good and peaceful life on a small farm out in the middle of rural southern Illinois with my wife and, at times, four generations of our family—along with a ridiculous quantity of dogs, cats, chickens, goats, ducks and guineas.

What is my personal and professional stand in life? My ethic?

  • I love others and add value. I strive to treat other human beings the way that I wish to be treated and the way God treats me. I organize my actions to make my life, and the lives of other people, better.
  • I keep promises. I will act sincerely and competently to fulfill any promise I have made, with no private conversations in which I justify not keeping my promise.
  • I produce satisfaction. I design, craft, speak, fulfill and produce satisfaction for the people I cooperate and coordinate with. I don't just complete, I close the loop and produce satisfaction.
  • I hold others concerns in care. I organize my actions and speech so that it is clear to the people that I coordinate and cooperate with that I am aware of and hold in value their human concerns.
  • Through all this, I demonstrate that I am trustworthy.

What am I doing now?

  • I am adding value, on a contract basis, to companies and entrepreneurs through my developer, designer and editor services. In addition, I’m continuing to support, maintain and expand the production-critical Ruby on Rails web application I developed at 3ABN.org,
  • I am the senior curator and developer at Disciplecraft.org, a resource for people who want to be better followers of Jesus.
  • [ca. 2023] I work at 3ABN.org, a Christian television network ministry, as a coordinator of their Media Center. I am responsible for shepherding dozens of hours of original television programming through our post-production workflow for airing and streaming. I ensure delivery deadlines are met—with a team of post-production video editors, motion graphic designers, voiceover artists, and other television production professionals across nine networks and the globe.
  • [ca. 2016] I'm on the ballot in my county for I was elected to a seat on the County Board of Supervisors this November (2016) election. I don't think I have an ounce of political ambition in my body, but I was asked to run and will serve as needed. I'll update political events & issues on my Community page.
  • [ca. 2014] I'm building back, and honing my web app and iOS development skills after a three year hiatus working in the oil business. Needless to say, a lot happens in three years in the tech world.

(Thank you Derek Sivers for the idea of having a now page. )

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He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor

Proverbs 21:21
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