Full Stack Developer & Entrepreneur
The experiences I’ve had in business and in life are not typical. The people who know me as a web developer are surprised to hear that I’m a PGA golf professional. And the same is true for people that know me as a golf pro - they often don’t know that I’m a programmer and can build software, apps, and websites. My clients appreciate that I understand business process and strategy and can collaborate with them on a higher level.
I’ve also consulted for companies in the golf industry for everything from marketing to product development. I've started numerous businesses from professional golf tours to specialty tape products. I was even a college professor for a short time.
So I’ve put together a list of milestones, achievements, and for lack of a better term, “list of things I’ve done”. This gives a better picture of the insight and experience I bring to the table when working with clients.
An online estate planning tool to easily create your Will and other documents without the need for a lawyer. See Willio.com
Launched a golf publication for professionals and amateurs with a unique question and answer format. See backswing.com
Purchased AO Studios
I purchased the other half of AO Studios from my business partner at the time. I now own 100% of the company.
Shut Down HIBR
It felt good to put this company to bed (no pun intended). After 5 years of struggling with the online mattress industry, high customer acquisition costs, retail space, employees, etc. it was finally time to call it quits.
Launched Bully Bond (Industrial Tapes)
Created and launched Bully Bond, an industrial tape company, on Amazon. Eventually shut down the company in 2018.
Launched a Memory Foam Mattress
We started HIBR by selling 3 different pillow styles, then moved into selling a mattress. The mattress was well received by customers and we went on to make further iterations of the product.
Raised $42K on Kickstarter
This was the official launch of a new online pillow company, Fohm. In late 2014 we would receive a letter from Brookstone to cease and desist with the use of the word Fohm. Eventually we changed the name of the company to HIBR (short for hibernate).
Launched AO Studios & Golf Web Design
Started a web design company with Nick Ondrako to serve the golf industry and small businesses.
Launched Swingloft (Mac application)
Designed and marketed the very first golf-specific video analysis software for Apple computers.
Created the Coastal Players Tour
Launched my second professional mini-tour with Daniel Gray in Southeast Georgia and Northern Florida. Eventually sold the tour in 2010.
Played on the Korean PGA Tour
Finished in the last qualifying position at the international qualifying school in Malaysia for the KPGA. Played a full schedule on the 2007 KPGA season throughout Seoul and South Korea.
Started the South Coast Series Mini-Tour
Created my first professional golf tour in Southern California. Played events across the region with purse sizes in excess of $5000. Aqcuired a sponsorship from Toyota for $25,000 per season. After 2 years, sold the tour.
Elected to PGA Membership
Became a PGA Professional while working as a Head Golf Professional at Cresta Verde Golf Club in Corona, California.
- WordCamp Atlanta] - April 2018, Atlanta, GA
- WordCamp Atlanta - March 2015, Atlanta, GA
- WordCamp Asheville - May 2014, Asheville, NC
- WordCamp Atlanta - March 2014, Atlanta, GA
- RWD Summit - April 2013, Virtual (online)
- WordCamp Atlanta - March 2013, Atlanta, GA
- CSS Dev Conf - December 2012, Honolulu, HI
ResponsiveNavigation.net - a website all about responsive navigation. Good examples of navigation patterns in responsive web design.