“I make stuff. I teach stuff”
Over the last four decades I have had multiple careers. Usually one to pay the bills and another to feed my soul.
Finally, they have merged into what I have dreamed about: spending my days doing the things I love and learning new skills to supplement my abilities.
During the day I create training videos and courses and animations to help people learn new skills and to enable diversity and inclusion.
When I am not “working,” I am writing a book about my grandfather and his friends and their pioneering activism.
My Work History
Printing, library work, non-profit management, event planning and management, buying/selling books, crisis counseling, photography
Retirement plans administration, investments, graphic design, software development, leadership training, training development, productivity consulting, IT project management, photography
NLP and hypnosis, IT project management, leadership consulting, alternative education, small press publishing, instructor lead training, website design, photography
Project management, curriculum design, software training, customer service training, website design, publishing, videography, photography
Me in Nepal. 2010.
Photo by James Quilligan
You probably already know about this one since you are here. Over the past 10 years, my wife Amethyst and I have been traveling extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. We also love dance, costumes, fashion and the creative communities in the world of Steampunk and Faerieworlds as well as modern Tribal Belly Dance. Along the way we have taken photos to record our memories and to share the life-affirming beauty, passion, joy and creativity of the many friends we have made from so many different communities.
I spend much of my time scripting, editing, shooting and producing video and animated training for a very large company. I enjoy all aspects of the process but especially the editing and production of the final product. A lot of what I do professionally is software simulation combined with live interactions to demonstrate communication skills. I also shoot promotional videos for small businesses and individual practitioners in many fields. Sorry, no weddings.
My latest videos are on the home page.
For the last ten years I have been selling my photos in many forms: books of all sizes, prints, greeting cards, custom enlargements. My first big event was for a concert of 101 harps. Amethyst helped organize the harpists so we could get them in one shot and then made large prints for the participants. One of my favorite projects was the creation of two books for a memorial meeting of World War II veterans and their families. We created both a large hardcover book and a mini-book with 21 photos. Check out the Shop for available books, cards and prints.