So who is this guy?

Writers write…always. I think I heard that somewhere once. πŸ˜‰

The most important thing I do in life is less something I “do” and more what I “am” and that’s being a father. Somewhere along the way between the cuddles and diapers and blocks and train sets I am a passionate songwriter and musician. I recently started a record label and promotions company called Cathedral Records through which I hope to release an album while helping aspiring songwriters learn more about the business.

I’ve developed a deep interest in cooking. I love reading anything I can get my hands on whether it be novels, business or technology news, history, or classical literature.

However, at my core I’m a writer.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been scribbling stories, song lyrics, and even poems in notebooks and on napkins. As a musician, I’ve been writing and performing music since my early teens while in my professional life I have authored and designed everything from HR manuals and media releases to marketing collateral and web content.

I’ve found that no matter whether I’m working on a new song, a procedural manual, an academic paper, or even planning and preparing a dinner menu, understanding the audience is critical to getting my message across.

As the father of the most beautiful and charismatic toddler anyone will ever meet, I have only come to embrace that notion more. πŸ˜‰

In work as is in life, creativity, communication, collaboration, and compassion should guide our strategy.

I believe we should embrace technology and utilize all it offers but not at the sacrifice of the analog spirit that keeps things a little rough around the edges. I love my Kindle but there’s nothing like the smell and feel of an old dusty book.

I love my digital recording tools but nothing will ever replace the sound of my Martin acoustic guitar and while I often type away on a keyboard, nothing beats a good pen and paper…or a napkin for that matter.

None of us knows everything about anything…but together we have the capacity to learn anything about everything.

Be Well and Kind,


The Blog

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The Lunch Table

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The Magic Penny – Musings on Love

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