In July 2004, I received an invite to Gmail. I chose citadelgrad as my prefix and I've pretty much used it everywhere since. The citadelgrad handle is just "citadel + grad" smushed together to let the world know I graduated from The Citadel in 2000. I was a freaking business major, so I had to spend the next 15 years teaching myself tech. People paid me to work as SysAdmin and Web Developer.
I'm not for hire.
I'm obsessed with starting businesses and making useful things. My wife has lead the creation of our 3 businesses. She's the primary operator of the main two: Happy Herbivore and Meal Mentor. She creates the content and interacts with users and I manage all the technical aspects. Marketing is also an important part of my role doing such things designing, copy writing, user experience, and coming up with lots of good and many very bad ideas. I previously operated PasstheMBE.com a Bar Exam study guide which we sold in 2012 and has since been shuttered by it's new owner.
I've been a huge baseball fan my entire life, starting with the Cubs, then the Braves, Dodgers, and the Red Sox. I've visited 17 of the 30 major league stadiums. We lived in Boston during the 2004 and 2007 World Series wins for the Red Sox and got to attend the first two games to the 2013 World Series.
Over the course of my 36 years I've lived in five places in South Carolina: Columbia, Rock Hill, Summerville, Charleston, and Isle of Palms. Since I left South Carolina in 2005, I've lived in Boston, Los Angeles(twice), New York City, St. Maarten, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Lake Tahoe. I've made it to 47 States in the US.
My wife and I travel often. How often? In 2014, we were away from home for almost 4 months, which is the most we done in a single year. We tend to follow the snow in the winters to go snowboarding. It's exhausting to admit but I've been to Europe 6 times in the last 4 years.
What's the most amazing place I've ever visited? Yosemite hands down.
I spend most of my time in Los Angeles with my wife and two pugs: Lily Bean and Quaid.
PS: I once recommend we call a business The Prickly Butler, and that name still makes me laugh.