So what to say about me? I was born and raised in New Jersey and am a proud New Jerseyan. In that time I have lived in six states (New Jersey, California (San Diego), West Virginia, Indiana, Oregon (Portland) and Illinois (Chicago)). In 1999 I moved back to New Jersey and now live in the heart of the beautiful Jersey Shore.
While this site is related to my business life as a web applications developer – or Full Stack Developer – there is much more to me than computer programming. One of my passions is New Jersey tourism and promoting this great state. I have used this passion to expand my web development skills starting in 1996 when I developed the beginnings of AboutNewJersey.com while I was in Oregon. In 1999 I got the domain name and from there it had grown into one of the largest New Jersey tourism sites around – that is until a few years ago when it went into a massive hacker attack which took it down. Now I am in the process of completely redesigning it.
My involvement with New Jersey tourism hasn’t all been developing AboutNewJersey.com though. I have also been involved in numerous organizations through the years.
Princeton Battlefield Society – Treasurer and Vice President
Jersey Shore Regional Tourism Council – Board Member & Executive Director
Atlantic City Regional Tourism Council – Vice President
Gateway Regional Tourism Council – Board Member
NJ Hall of Fame – Expert and Voting Academy
Ocean County Tourism and Business Advisory Council current)
Beachwood Recreation Commission (current)
With my involvement with various organizations I have also worked on many tourism related websites through the years such as Sussex County Tourism, Morris County Tourism, Celebrate NJ, Trenton 1784, Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area just to name a few. Working on many of these sites enabled me to go from a PowerBuilder desktop developer to a full stack web developer. As I always tell people who are interested in going into computer development, you have to like constantly learning and constant change.