I started tinkering with computers when I was six years old, was online with BBSs before the WWW, and ran a public server from home while most people were still dialing in to AOL. In 2002 I developed one of the first known profitable uses of BitTorrent, and shortly thereafter began a project that developed into a network of online media properties with over a dozen contributors and millions of unique visitors between them.
Clients include Sony Electronics, Nike, Verizon Wireless, Ford, GM, Boeing, Polaroid, Mint.com, Seamless, and a multitude of innovative startups and tech companies. Awards include two PR Week Campaign of the Year finalists, a Shorty Award finalist for “Best Use of Social Media IRL”, and a student Gold ADDY.
I have a soft spot for non-profits and startups focused on social good and entrepreneurism. My background in the space includes The Hollywood Sign / Trust for Public Land, the ACLU, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Kiva B4B, NoLabels.org, and an SF-based education reform organization.
My dog is named “Arf” and that’s her in the picture. We’re always on the lookout for ways to infect people with good ideas.