Founder, VP of Strategy and Business Development
2011 - 2013 (almost 2 years)
Helped secure funding, then spearheaded business development and strategy efforts for our company which designed, then built a prototype of a new distributed generation technology...more called a Mass Displacement Drive (MDD) and a UUV which utilized the MDD technology.
I work on strategy, finance, product development, customer analysis, competitive analysis, operations, investor relations, networking, business development, along with human resource and legal matters. I've also become quite the Executive Producer.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Born to Run
Encounters with the Archdruid
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Stay the course.
What's the most creative thing you've ever done?
Start Mozaik. There is nothing more creative then creating a new product.
I also attempted to start a neighborhood newspaper back in 1988.
What's your super power?
What words of wisdom do you live by?
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. - Calvin Coolidge
Do as much as you can each day. - Unknown
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Photography (I actually got an F the first time around because I skipped class too many times) or Ecology.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
Making a product which will enrich other people's lives and make them better. Connecting with bands, cool brands, athletes and other content creators. Working to solve tough problems with my co-founders.
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?
Learn to play guitar.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Reach out to me on here please. We can take a walk (preferred) or grab a cup of coffee.
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
Until now, I've never really been offering a product that someone woke up in the morning just 100% dying to use but I was still able to make it happen. That experience certainly makes my job at Mozaik a whole lot easier.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
Jeff Bezos, Kyle Vogt, Gino Zahnd, Andrew Farah, Slack, Stripe, YouTube.
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
#1 Principles, by Ray Dalio.
#2 The Score Will Take Care of Itself by Bill Walsh.