I enjoy answering the question, “So, what do YOU do?” almost as much as my three children dread responding to it. Their dad’s nine to five defies any conventional answer – every fill-in-the-blank, every “circle the appropriate category” and “check the right box”. Hell, I’m not sure I know how to define what I do justly.
I dream creativity- I sleep, breathe, and eat creation, often to the detriment of my home life and the exasperation of my wife. I am an inventor, a product developer and director. And there are few tasks I haven’t undertaken to bring those creations to market and success.
I have hawked merchandise on the streets of Capitola, moved over 50 million units of product in a single year, founded the fastest growing guitar-pick company in the world, defended my designs in federal court, advised a major network channel on “American Inventor”, and packaged the totality of my life’s experiences into an eight hour seminar. I have succeeded and I have failed profoundly.
I am a motivational speaker, a mentor, a patent holder, a small business owner, a Disney licensee, a salesman, a president, and forever, a starving artist at heart.
I am a jack-of-all-trades and couldn’t have it another other way.
If this pseudo biography seems sporadic and a little random, it’s because it is. I have never held a “job”, in the typical sense anyway. My work has continued to morph and change direction over the past twenty-five years, and what I’ve written for you here is a mere slice of the adventure.
I am fifty year-old self-made man and can genuinely say, I love what I do. And now, I’m here to share that love, that passion, and the lessons I wish someone had shared with ME, with you.