I make things for the web as Technology Director at HDC, a digital web development agency.

You’ll see my writing on WordPress industry sites like WP Tavern, Master WP, The WP Minute and I co-host viewSource, a biweekly conversation around tech, web development, and WordPress with Aurooba Ahmed.

This is my personal blog, where I share links to my latest writings, tech videos, and podcast appearances and sometimes scribble down thoughts on everything from WordPress to having five kids.

Before all of this, I was a high school English teacher and an adjunct college writing instructor. I worked in a Title 1 high school where my students were more worried about the on-campus gang violence than Romeo and Juliet. Needless to say, they taught me as much as I taught them. After that I taught writing to a group of college students who were turning their lives around and kicking ass doing it.

Before that I was a waiter and a barista, going to college and playing music in my free time. My friends and I hosted an open mic for local stars and weirdos to come together and share music and coffee. In the meantime, I was studying American literature and Greek tragedy, working on my master’s degree and eventually my teaching credential.

Before that I was in high school,  watching a lot of Star Wars and reading a lot of J.R.R. Tolkien. If there’s a high school nerd checklist, I completed it. Marching band, drama club, listening to too much Weezer- that was me.

Now I am the technology director and editor specializing in WordPress development. I believe that every one of my previous lives gives me the experience to be unique at what I do. I’m a developer who likes to teach. I’m a writer who likes to develop. I’m a nerd who likes to write.

Oh and I’m also a father, raising four daughters and one son with my wife in Orange County, California.

A very outdated picture.