I was born and raised on the plains of Nebraska, and I love music, especially reggae and jazz. I spent many years in the music business as a radio air-talent, DJ, and producer. I’ve lived in New York City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. I spent fourteen years in Japan where I ran an indies record label while also teaching English. I also ran a small B&B on Mt. Fuji with my wife for three years. I’m interested in sustainability, music, surfing, hiking, grilling, gardening, drinking beer, and enjoying life with my wife, daughter, and dog.