The Grey Area

New personal twitter account at A quick note unrelated to this post: Thanks to Amanda Vandervort ( linking up to my blog in one of her recent posts, I now feel pressured to get on here and write more frequently. I was for the time content to only promote this to my internal personal … Continue reading

Importance of Mentors/Professional Influences

As the saying goes, it’s WHO you know, not what you know. However, who you know, greatly impacts what you know and that is very important at all rungs of the ladder. My life is filled with influences from a professional stand point that lasted from brief encounters, to semesters in college, to years at a job and longer (and hopefully longer still).

Spirit of Kansas City

Spirit of Kansas City by Norman Rockwell and John Atherton The painting above was commissioned by Joyce Hall founder of Hallmark, a Kansas City company, after the city was devasted by flood in 1951. “This is the story of a courageous city fighting back after a terrible blow by a giant flood,” Hall told Rockwell. “This is … Continue reading

Hello – Site Introduction

Hello! Welcome to This is my new personal/professional website that I am taking on for a number of reasons. The primary reasons being self-promotion, claiming my name on the internet and a hobby to play with in my free time. I’m not sure exactly what it is that I will post on here, but I’m … Continue reading