I was born to be an explorer. Since I a baby, and the family dog taught me how to climb the neighbor’s fence, I’ve been insatiably curious about the world around me.
From then on, I’ve brought that level of curiosity to everything I do. I’ve explored my passions, from expressing myself musically, to building communities, to helping people achieve their goals.
In my travels around the world, I’ve found Nemo off the coast of Australia, seen the stars in the southern sky, played with monkeys in the forests of Ubud, celebrated Carnival in Rio, set foot on five continents, dipped my toes in the oceans of the world, and circumnavigated the globe.
I’ve played (under) Broadway, as a member of a Beatles tribute band that performed in New York’s subways. I’ve busked there and on the streets of Sydney, either singing or playing the melodica to karaoke tracks.
Along the way, I’ve been a museum guide, a pharmacy technician, an Apple fanatic (and Genius Bar tech, but the fanatic part comes first), and a WordPress support guru. I’ve organized events in the WordPress community, with a goal of building and bringing the community even closer together.
The common thread throughout everything is that I’ve always loved putting a smile on someone’s face, whether it’s by playing their favorite song, fixing the pesky bug on their phone or website, or putting together an all-star event where they learned something new, or made a life-long connection.
In my life, I’ve been to places I’d never been, seen things I’d never seen, and done things I’d never done. I’ve made friends, both online and off, in more parts of the world than I would’ve ever imagined.
At the end of my life, when I look back, I know I won’t wonder where it all went; because I’ll know where I’ve been. I won’t be the same person I am now, because of the places, and –most importantly– people I’ve met along the way; and hopefully they won’t be either.
Because that’s the point.