This is where I boil my life down to its essence. Born in Maine. Third son of seven boys. My dad was a teacher, my mom a homemaker. Left after high school for a 4-year military journalism stint. Spent time in Thailand and the Philippines before ending up in Austin in the late 1970s. Nice place. Decided to stay. Went to UT-Austin. Got an economics degree. Not exactly sure why, but it was damn interesting. Got into magazine writing/editing, then moved on to corporate communications in the nonprofit world before going freelance and ending up at T3. Never really dreamed of being in advertising, but once I got there, I found that my skills and temperament were a pretty good fit. Go figure.
Married, two kids, both UT-Austin grads. Both gainfully employed. I couldn’t be more proud of them. My wife is called the hardest working person at UT-Austin. I believe it.
I could go on a long soliloquy here, but I’m more listener than talker, so I’ll wrap up this part by thanking you for reading this far. I appreciate your time and interest.