I have a passion for many things, and of the most dear to me is the art of photography. Over the years I’ve worked as a visual craftsman, specializing in a variety of artistic, commercial, and studio photography, capturing not just the subjects seen through the lens, but the light, shadows, and fantasies that tell their stories. I’m classified as a portrait, fitness and fantasy photographer, with a strong skill set with Photoshop and other post processing techniques.”
“Meteorology and Surf Forecasting
I’ve been a surf forecaster since 1996 and I’ve tracked every Pacific storm system since then that’s brought surf to the west coast of the U.S. I founded WaveCast.com, worked for WetSand.com, and most recently I’m a meteorolgist for SurfingMagazine.com. I’ve developed automation software for wave and wind prediction as well.
My most popular forecast still to date is for Southern California, which is updated each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. I has also forecasted specifically for Central America, the U.S. East Coast, Northern California and Central California in years past.
And, I also wrote one of the first comprehensive books on surf forecasting, The WaveCast Guide to Surf Forecasting, and I give regular talks at Loyola Marymount University as well.”
Besides having a passion for photography and meteorology, I’ve been a senior level software engineer and systems architect for over 25 years. Recently I was the Chief Software Architect for Music Mastermind, where I architected and developed a cloud-based music streaming infrastructure. I also worked in senior capacities on projects for the National Weather Service, Kia Motors, WebMD Business Services, and Spirent Communications. And way back in the day, I was also a mechanical engineer, proficient with not just usingAutoCad, but also writing software for machines using it. I love engineering and everything tech…always have, always will.”