I moved to Austin (from Washington D.C.) to be a singer/songwriter like Townes Van Zandt. I studied at UT’s School of Information and later taught Audio for the Internet. I was Web Editor at the McCombs School of Business for 5 years and now I’m Digital Media Manager for UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. When I’m not working I’m usually hanging out with my family or working on my music.
I learned to sing and play at church and school. I started on my dad’s trumpet in middle school and when I got a guitar for my 16th birthday I wrote songs and played at church. At NYU I played open mics on Bleeker St. In Austin is was the Cactus Cafe and Ruta Maya.
In 2008 I began playing a new kind of gig, bringing my reggae folk to idyllic outdoor settings, preferably by the water, at sunset. I hope to make my shows synonymous with great outdoor settings, fun, relaxation and meditation.
My first album, j, came out in 2006 and my second album – a reggae influenced record called FOK DUB – in 2011. I’m currently writing songs for an album tentatively titled MANTRAS about recovery.
I love to share my enthusiasm and vision for how cheap, ubiquitous, web-based tools can empower artists, educators, and non-profits to take control of their trajectory and connect to their community. I help people build identities for the networked world.
I help people develop a strong web presence built on an architecture of engagement.
- Learn about the communities I’ve brought online.
- Browse a portfolio of sites I’ve built.
- Read and download my resume.
Thanks to Austin Kleon for these visual notes from a talk I gave called Why Blog?