currently reside in
San Francisco where I devote my energy developing innovative social
ventures, Internet technologies and cool online business models.
I've invested 16 years in engineering design,
technical program management,
information systems development, domestic and international new business
development, strategic marketing, new venture engineering and private
Previously, I was the Managing
Director (California) for an information technology and enterprise
integration consultancy based in Toronto, Canada. My bigger
clients included Handspring and Roxio (an Adaptec company).
During the previous 12 year period,
while dividing residences between California and Australia, I participated in the management teams of numerous new
ventures (contributing to an IPO). In addition, I founded and
successfully developed my own ventures in the automotive accessories,
industrial food equipment, information technology, television and
direct marketing industries.
I spent my early career as a civilian within the US Department of Defense.
At a really young age the U.S. Army made me the Test Director for a
visible development program, then they gave me the
Army’s Civilian Special Act Award for my work.
I was born in Los Angeles,
California and have one daughter. I received my Bachelor of Science
degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University in West
Director - California, Cyberplex, Inc.
Development Director, Netprospect.com.
||Marketing & Sales
Director, Australian Medical
||Managing Director, DRTV Down Under.
Director, FoodPrep Corp.
Product Development Director, Zipper Project, Inc.
Project Manager, US Naval Air Systems
Command, Washington, DC.
Project Manager & Test Director, US Army Aviations
Election Science Institute
non-partisan scientific organization based in San Francisco
and founded in 2002 under the name Votewatch. ESI monitors
public elections in the U.S. to identify voting anomalies
which impact election results, and works with election
officials to help them improve voting and election systems.
collaboration to develop a system of liberty so
pervasive, so ingrained into the psyche of each individual,
that no government, commercial entity or other person may
Media & Speaking Engagement Clippings
Oct 30, 2006
The Diane Rehm Show
Audio: Electronic Voting and the Midterm Elections
American Enterprise Institute, Sep 22, 2006
Video: The 2006 Elections: Are We Ready?
Aug 16, 2006
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Video: ESI's Ohio Election
Windows Media (5.6MB)
Dec 2, 2004
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Video: How the voting process can be improved
Mainstream Media Project, March 2004
World of Possibilities Radio
Audio: 2004: How Can We Assure Free and Fair
October 8, 2003
Maverick of the Morning
Video: The California
Windows Media (20MB)
To contribute to the development of a vibrant,
well educated, and economically well proportioned society actively
engaged in the oversight of the public domain.
To develop and leverage business models,
sophisticated marketing techniques, technology and science in order to
make it easier for busy citizens to practice democracy.
Gelamen - A Gathering
Place for Straight Talk about Issues that Affect Americans
Successful people generally
have more errors to their credit,
and often bigger ones, than unsuccessful people. They view these in the
same way that scientists view failed experiments: not as moral setbacks
but as the necessary concomitants of discovery. While plodders see
failure as a demon, achievers see it more as a void, oppressive perhaps
but not intimidating, and capable of redemption by the first success
that comes along. They know, however, that success, no matter how much
praised or how well rewarded, will open up new challenges, new risks of
- Robert Grudin, Time and the Art of Living
Don't worry about what
anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is
to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do
just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's Laws!
- Alan Kay in 1971,
inventor of Smalltalk (inspiration for the MacIntosh and windowing
I am sure there was no man
born marked of God above another for none comes into the world
with a saddle upon his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride
- Richard Rumbold (last
words before hanged for planning an insurrection against Charles II,
is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking
and monetary system, for if
they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow
- Henry Ford, 1863-1947
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control
the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by
deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them,
will deprive the people of their property until their children will
wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson
There is no
subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society
than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden
forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a
manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
Maynard Keynes, Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1919
Whoever leaves economic pressure
out of history or out of the discussion of public questions is in
mortal peril of substituting mythology for reality and confusing issues
instead of clarifying them.
- Charles A. Beard
When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England,
Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian
republic over two thousand years previous to that time:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can
only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves
money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority
always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the
public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses
over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two
hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following
sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to
great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance,
from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from
complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed
ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right, and the other of the
Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic
thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical so
that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election
without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.
The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer
subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in
terms of procedure, priority and method..."
- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope