I've worked in web development and software project management for the last decade. After graduating from college, I started out working for a software development magazine / multimedia company called Spark Interactive in Santa Barbara, CA. I helped create and manage a few large PHP based websites built on the Joomla content management system. I also helped design, build and improve custom web applications including social networks, discussion forums, online directories, lead generation funnels, and other web based systems.
After a few years of hacking away, I became a software development manager and was introduced to agile development methodologies. Eventually, the business was acquired and I decided it was time to start my own company.
My first business was named "Pacific Media Concepts" (PMC) and was focused primarily on consulting, online marketing & custom website development. I sold PMC to my partner in 2013 and started my second company called Yovigo Inc. (now called PayWhirl Inc.) in December of 2013.
Since then, I've been focused on our two SaaS products PayWhirl & Yovigo. Both were created with my good friend and co-founder, Brandon Swift, out of Atlanta, Georgia. Our first product, Yovigo, was a free, DIY, website builder - Yovigo.com (Acquired January 2016) and our second is a recurring payments platform called PayWhirl - PayWhirl.com that has been growing steadily since it launched in 2014.
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I grew up just north of Seattle, WA in a city called Lynnwood. After high school, I attended college at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and eventually graduated with a B.A. in Professional Photography & Digital Media from the Brooks Institute of Photography (also in Santa Barbara). I've been lucky enough to be part of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival film crew since 2005. During that time I photographed hundreds of artist performances including Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, Paul McCartney and many others.
I am a co-founder at PayWhirl Inc. (formerly Yovigo Inc.) We're the makers of PayWhirl Recurring Payments & Yovigo Website Builder (acquired in 2016, now called Volt Commerce). Our company is focused on creating simple, yet powerful, e-commerce products for business. I am currently managing software development on our PayWhirl SaaS product.
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography with an Emphasis in Digital Media
Brooks Institute of Photography Santa Barbara, California class of 2009.
Studied lighting, photography, videography and other multimedia for 4 years at the Brooks Institute (formerly "Brooks Institute of Photography"). My portfolio is mainly panoramic photography, music photography (Coachella), sports photography & some landscape work.
I love Music. Coachella. Festivals. Daft Punk (specifically). EDM. Live Music. Concert Photography.
Current Favorites: Daft Punk, Madeon, Deadmau5, Ratatat, Two Door Cinema Club, Zero 7
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