Saturday, April 18, 2015

Crazy for starting a food cart business in Winter? Nah...

We made it to Spring! Farmer's Markets start this week. Good weather brings people to the streets, where they'll find donuts.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm starting a donut business in Fort Fun!

Our crowd-funding campaign at Indiegogo is currently live. I could really use a little extra push from my friends, family and colleagues. Please take a minute and view my campaign and video here: @indiegogo THanks!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Donut business!

I went and done it... Please help support my new donut business! Visit our Indiegogo campaign page:

Friday, November 07, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thank you Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Brewing is a brewery in Longmont, Colorado that just celebrated its 20th year in operation. It's also one of two new places of employment for me - which makes me real happy? Why? I've been slowing warming up to the craft beer industry for about five years now. Now that I'm bartending in the tasting room at Left Hand, my education just got put on the fast track toward Cicerone Certification and inside knowledge on what it really takes to produce, distribute and sell craft beer in America. Needless to say - I'm super stoked on this opportunity. Furthermore - I could not have asked for a better company to work for. The owners/founders are still part of the day to day operations, they've been on a steady, smart growth pattern over those twenty years - and the beer is absolutely incredible. So much so, they took home three gold medals at last year's Great American Beer Festival. No small feat - especially for a brewery of their size. Left Hand produced just over 63,000 barrels of beer in 2013, and is targeting somewhere around 90,000 for 2014. What else can I tell you - "we" now offer our famous "nitro in a bottle" technology for two other beers besides the Milk Stout. Our "Wake Up Dead" Imperial Stout is now being sold in nitrogenated 12 oz bottles, as is our Sawtooth ESB. Though these bottles are currently only available in Colorado - look for them to slowly be introduced across the United States into the 27 states where our other beers are currently being distributed. Thank you Ben, Cinzia, Morgan and the rest of the Left Hand that are helping make my dreams a reality. So much to look forward to!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Now in the Fort!

It has happened...

Way more our speed that the uber-competitive Boulder. Don't get me wrong - love the Boulder and it's progressive community, sweet biking trails and proximity to Nederland and Eldora. But, if you want to settle in for the long term, best to have an Ivy League degree, some Gold Medals and a large bank account. These are the folks you are competing with for  tiny $400,000 houses and the good jobs. Not for me. Took us three years to figure it out I guess - LOL.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mountain of editing.

Gotta be honest... I don't love video-editing. The entire reason I went back to school and learned a new trade was to get off my "chained to the desk" graphic-designer-ass and get out there in the world. It worked - for the most part - (cue montage of production photos from New Zealand TV shoot). However - my path didn't exactly lead to a career as a globe-trotting television camera man - well -  it kinda did, for a couple years. Eventually, I honed my craft as a producer and editor, in addition to my shooting background. So here I am - shackled to the desk again. The upside - I now have a family and a "life" - so 50% of my work doesn't have to be squeezed-with-a-shoehorn into the few business-hour shooting times I'm afforded. I can do most all of my post-production in the wee hours and odd times as I find them. The other 50% still allows me to get out and be in the world - no computers. Can't complain. Currently in the studio: Final edits on the Boulder Beer Company "About Us" web video, final edits on the Zinn Cycles "About Us" web video, three episodes of Beer City Television (Rancho Tastings, Boundary Bay Brewing and Tommyknocker) and a logo/identity project for "Don't Frack My Sixpack" (a campaign being promoted by Colorado brewers drawing attention to the careless proliferation of the practice of "fracking" the earth to extract natural gas deposits). Busy. Tired. Stoked.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are people overusing the hashtag?

I'd say hell yeah... on Facebook it seems to be the new way of adding bragging adjectives to your posts. Got me to wondering about just how far that hashtag transcends the web. I once thought it was strictly a Twitter thing, then came to believe it was just a way to call out search terms that would somehow be searchable web-wide. Looks like I was part wrong and part right - they work even better at places like Instagram, Tumblr, etc. A good take on it can be found here.

#hashtagfreak #learnsomethingneweveryday #hashtagmuch