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My self-summary
While my fedora and facial hair photo may be misleading, I assure you I'm about as far from a hipster or a "bro" as it gets.

At heart I'm really an artist/engineer/geek. Whatever the medium, I love to create. When I'm not creating or building something, chances are I'm taking something apart and losing half the pieces.

All things geeky, b-list movies, video games, science fiction, putting Sriracha on everything, science, robots, obscure and often inappropriate references, acronyms, and lists.

I am an artist, a filmmaker, and a geek
What I’m doing with my life
In 2012 I ended my 7+ year career as an artist/developer with Disney, and started a new adventure as a Director of Technology in the Santa Monica area.

By night I'm a special effects artist and founder of Vex FX which focuses on the Halloween & Haunted Attraction industry as well as film & television. Current projects: Animatronic Skeksis creature suit from The Dark Crystal, Animatronic Doozers from Fraggle Rock, full-scale R2D2, and way too many smaller projects.

My goal in life is to learn as much as I can about pretty much everything, create as many cool things as possible, meet lots of awesome people, and share the world with someone special.
I’m really good at
Drawing, painting, sculpting, woodwork, metalwork, graphic design, web design, game design, programming, 3d modeling/texturing, special effects makeup, motion graphics, photography, electronics/robotics, using commas and other more exciting forms of punctuation, and sarcasm.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the fact that I'm a 6'4" bearded guy with a hat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Air, Alphawezen, Amon Tobin, Animal Collective, Aphex Twin, Basement Jaxx, Billie Holiday, Boards of Canada, The Books, Booty, Cornelius, Crystal Castles, Cut Chemist, Daft Punk, The Dandy Warhols, Dangerdoom, Deathklok, DeVotchka, DJ Krush, edIT, Electro Swing, Faded Paper Figures, The Faint, Ferry Corsten, George Clinton, Girl Talk, Gogol Bordello, Goldfrapp, Infected Mushroom, Iron & Wine, Justice, The Knife, Kwoon, Lamb, Man Man, MC Chris, MC Frontalot, MC Lars, MGMT, Mirwais, Mum, Phoenix, Pigeon John, Placebo, Plaid, Portishead, The Postal Service, Radiohead, Red Elvises, Sigur Ros, Sponge, The Streets, Sufjan Stevens, This Will Destroy You, TV on the Radio, Wax Tailor, Zero 7

12 Monkeys, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 28 Days Later, Alien/Aliens, American Beauty, American Psycho, American Splendor, Army of Darkness, Bladerunner, Avalon, Cannibal! The Musical, Cashback, The City of Lost Children, Clerks, A Clockwork Orange, Clue, Dark City, Dark Crystal, Donnie Darko, Evil Dead, The Explorers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Fifth Element, Fightclub, Flight of the Navigator, Full Metal Jacket, Garden State, Goonies, Haiku Tunnel, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Heavy Metal, Knocked Up, Labyrinth, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Lost in Translation, Mallrats, Memento, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python Meaning of Life, MST3K, Never Ending Story, Office Space, Pan's Labyrinth, PCU, Pi, Princess Bride, The Producers, Pulp Fiction, Real Genius, Reservoir Dogs, Requiem for a Dream, Run Lola Run, Seven, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, SLC Punk, Snatch, Spaceballs, Star Wars, Stargate, Strange Days, Swingers, This is Spinal Tap, Trainspotting, Thank You for Smoking, Virtuosity, Waking Life, Walk the Line, What Dreams May Come, Young Frankenstein

TV Shows:
Archer, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Black Addar, Black Books, Carnival, CSI, Dexter, Dr Who, Fringe, House, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Invader Zim, Kids in the Hall, LOST, Metalocalypse, Monty Python, MST3K, Six Feet Under, Stargate (all of them), Treme, The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, The Office (British and American versions), The Venture Brothers, True Blood, The Walking Dead.

My Heros:
- James Randi
- Stephen Fry
- Alton Brown
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Penn Jillette
- Adam Savage
- Dan Savage
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Bill Nye
The six things I could never do without
- My MacBook
- TiVo/Netflix streaming
- iPhone
- The internet
- My tools (everything from airbrushes to angle grinders)
- Conveyor belts that deliver Sushi

Batteries not included:
- Friends
- Family
- My dog
- My cat
- Sushi
- The girl who has the other half of this golden amulet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to survive the impending zombie apocalypse.

How long it would take to develop an immunity to iocane powder.
On a typical Friday night I am
If there is no big event or party, I have a few friends over on Friday nights to catch up on the TiVo, have dinner, etc. It used to be Sushi & SciFi night, but we've since branched out in both areas. Clothing is still optional.

Otherwise it's either partying at my friend's beach house or going on some random adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit

I try to be an open book to all who care to ask, so give it a shot!
You should message me if
You are prepared for the adventure of a lifetime.