Kombo.com

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Kombo.com

Leveling Up I started working for Kombo.com, then known as Advanced Media Network, in October of 2003 as an editorial columnist.  I’d long had a passion for the video game industry, and leaped at the opportunity to share my thoughts on this dynamic industry with the site’s readership. About a…

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Jaguars Shield

Some Wear Cheese or Wave Towels. Some Do Better. In early 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced a comprehensive rebranding campaign that included a refresh of the team’s logo, which had not been revised since the team’s inception in 1995. A new secondary logo was also announced, initially described as a…

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SideShow

A dock for iPhone 5 that works equally well in landscape and portrait modes, SideShow is ideal for watching movies or videoconferencing on iPhone, two tasks for which most docks are ill-suited. As a Made in Duval project, SideShow was developed and produced in Jacksonville, Fla. by myself and Patrick…

I came up with the idea for Trubador originally at PAX East, a conference in Boston. Watching musician Jonathan Coulton wield a giant, custom-made music box on stage, I thought of Apple’s Garageband app for iPad, which I had been tested earlier that day. A thought occurred: musicians needed a…

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Made In Duval

In early 2012, Patrick Duffy and myself founded Made in Duval, a new venture dedicated to spurring a resurgence in domestic manufacturing in Jacksonville, Fla.  Made in Duval was founded with the intent to bring Trubador, a hands-free iPad case, into production. Our goal was to design and fabricate great products…

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UNF Honors Program

In 2007, I served as Student Director for the University of North Florida Honors Program. Working with the Honors Student Union (HSU) – a group of a half-dozen Honors students– as well as the faculty and staff of the program, I developed that year’s freshmen orientation. Honors Orientation was a…

Gaming for Good Formed in early 2011, PWNjax was an organization dedicated to developing and hosting community gaming events benefitting Child’s Play Charity.  Child’s Play has placed more than $10 million in toys, games and books in children’s hospitals around the world since its formation in 2003. As Development Director…

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Florida Federation of Music Clubs

Please Don’t Stop the Music As a pianist since the age of four, I continue to maintain my musical skills and contacts within the musical community. I was pleased to help out when Vickie Stake, my former instructor and a member of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, approached me…

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Gameday App Proposal

In April 2011, I approached the Jacksonville Jaguars with a mobile app concept dedicated to improving the game day experience for fans at EverBank Field.  The app was broken down into six key categories: Gameday This would include the gameday schedule, including details regarding the national anthem and flyover, halftime…

A Magical Mobile Experience Shortly after we founded MegatonApps, Sean O’Neill and I thought it would be a good exercise to set our minds to an imaginary project based on something we both loved in order to start the creative juices flowing for what projects we might work on in…