I’m a simple guy. I like good food, people, and places. I was born and raised in North Carolina, living in five different cities here by the age of 18: Forest City, Lincolnton, Kenansville, Hickory, and Raleigh. I’ve been in Raleigh for the past 19 years, and consider this my home. On a side note, this cross-sectional background from all over North Carolina gives me the unique ability to claim myself as a BBQ expert, and any perceived argument by you or mention of Texas, Kansas, Alabama (mayonnaise, really?) would be totally inappropriate and cause you to lose all credibility in my book instantly. So, let’s keep the also-rans and beef out of the BBQ conversation.
I’m a proud alumnus of NC State University and East Carolina University. I do love college sports and find myself a bit too involved in the watching process sometimes. No matter how much I scream at the television, it rarely seems to affect the game. Yet, I continue to do it during most games, many times to the embarrassment of my friends and family.
During the day, I work in IT management for a nonprofit that does phenomenal work here in the Triangle region of North Carolina. In the evenings, I’m usually sampling some of the great local restaurants Raleigh has to offer, or can sometimes be found trying to craft the next greatest beer recipe in my lab/kitchen.
I have a great business partner that I work with on several web-based projects as the inspiration hits us. The never-ending creative process around problem solving is really what drives me. I enjoy finding new solutions for existing problems that help people … plain and simple.
I am always open for new collaborations, partnerships, ventures and ideas. If you want to get in touch with me, just contact me here, and let’s set something up.