I’m a technologist, a musician, an avid music fan and an entrepreneur.
I grew up alongside the rapid rise of technology and the Internet in the 80s / 90s. I was a computer nerd before it was cool! After cutting my teeth with community building by running one of the most popular BBSes in my area as a young teenager, I starting working at a mom+pop computer repair and sales store when I was just 17 (1997). I moved onto systems and network administration in for financial institutions at age 19 as well as a global data satellite company in the early aughts. In 2002 I started an independent I.T. consultancy, closing only in 2022 after 20 years to focus full time on SubJam.
Music has always been a cornerstone of my identity, both as both a fan and player. As a musician I’ve written and collaborated on songs, performed in front of crowds, spent time in recording studios and have had some of my most cherished moments in life generally involving myself with the creative process.
In 2011 I started a volunteer project to support my local rock music scene after our only supporting radio station was purchased and switched formats. It was by working in this project that I discovered that music scenes everywhere needed support. I met and had discussions with countless talented and driven musicians, music fans, promoters, venue operators, instrument store owners and other music industry players during this time. These conversations proved that there was global traction in what I was accomplishing in my local music scene.
It is my life mission to harmonize my passions of music, technology and community building to make the world a better place.