2002 – current
“You are only as dynamic as your experience.”
Advice I heard upon graduating with honors from UC Berkeley, inspired in me, a lasting foundation of curiosity, commitment and adventure.
Product Designer, CEO, Art Instigator, Painter, COO, Projection Artist, Color Freak, Product Manager, Public Speaker, Creative Director
The day Netscape went public, Jerry Garcia died, and I was in Cambodia. After two years in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the USA’s south, I returned to the Bay Area and got a job with Silicon Graphics. I gave tours of the Visionarium, the greatest Virtual Reality-immersive-experience available near the end of the last millennium.
My greatest failure at SGI, that I could not convince Maya Angelou to experience Saint Peter’s Basilica in our Visionarium, was also my greatest success, because I discovered the power of story. Her truth changed my beliefs.
She stands alone as the single guest of thousands, to respectfully decline, because, as she explained to me,
“I have been to Saint Peter’s Basilica and don’t want the real images in my brain replaced with artificial renderings.”
Born: Seattle, Washington,
Lived over a year in: Phnom Penh, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Maui, and Honolulu
Currently living in: Berkeley, California