About Me

I am a serial entrepreneur, Co-founder of Bläckfisk, happily married for 12 years & a passionate family man with 4 wonderful kids.

I spend most of my professional career helping small businesses solve the hardest problems.

If you would like to chat, please schedule an appointment. I love meeting new people and learning how we can work together!

Bläckfisk is an evolution of nearly 15 years of development/attempts/iterations/concepts/tool, resulting in an unique Omni-Channel ERP Mobile-Web Platform that empowers retailers to excel in eCommerce and Brick & Mortar sales. I saw a massive gap in the market place where merchants were left undeserved and lacking the necessary tools to truly grow their business.

The Bläckfisk Platform automates most of your internal business processes, reduces employee costs, augments your purchasing & forecasting, globally distributes your products to many sales channels, and helps you focus on what is most important, cash flow.

When I am not working on my professional projects, being a husband, or father. I am expanding my personal project GuidedSteps.com and my passion project TOUCHHaiti.org. And when I have extra time, I'm helping my wife grow her ministry, GraceUnworthy.

Guided Steps sole focus is helping individuals achieve the life that GOD wants most for us. It is a customized online boot-camp designed specially for each user to guide you through each step and every challenge when planning your life. Guided Steps leverages technology to connect you with your friends and family to provide you with accountability to help you achieve your goals.

T.O.U.C.H. Haiti was created one night when I was on my first mission trip to Haiti in 1997. And every since, I have felt called to help the Haitian people. T.O.U.C.H. Haiti's primary mission is to bring the Word of GOD to the Haitian People and secondly to provide sustainable living by providing education, food & resources that outlive our in-person efforts. We want to leave the fingerprint of GOD's love within the local community for years to come.

GraceUnworthy helps woman unpack their unworthy story and encourage them that they are forgiven by grace!

My Technology Stack

I am a huge fan of technology, software/web development, and leveraging tech to amplify the efforts of business.

I will caution you that I am highly opinionated when it comes to my tech stack. I am able to clearly define and back-up all my statements below. I spend 2-3 hours a day reading and studying any kind of technology news/article/video/book I can get my hands out, to make sure I am always using the best concepts/technology/platforms. If you disagree, please contact me and share why, Iron sharpens Iron and I value your feedback!

  • Vue.js/vuex (i know react is more popular but Vue.js is honestly a faster solution)
  • Socket.io (despite the drama a few years back, I still prefer Socket over other projects)
  • Bulma
  • Pug (i hate writing boring html. Pug makes me happy & eliminates 70% of my code)
  • Stylus (less popular to most but I prefer stylus over scss for css)
  • SASS/SCSS (although I prefer Stylus, I always use scss as all the projects I work with always implement customization in scss.)
  • CoffeeScript (i rarely use it but it is starting to grow on me)
  • TypeScript (i hate it, i don't understand it. but sadly most of my projects require use on some level. If you can tell me why its so popular please message me.)
  • LogRocket (a must to watch what users are doing)
  • Sentry.io (a must to watch what users did)
  • Pingdom (horrible app but a must as there is nothing better or cheaper)
  • Cloudinary (the ONLY way to manage images. If you are not using it, you are clueless)
  • CloudFlare (the best way to manage DNS and its free)
  • eslint / standard.js
  • webpack (virtually required for any project and highly recommend where applicable)
  • Sublime Text (editor)
  • Feedly (I can't handle reading newspapers or online politically bias papers so Feedly gives me the tools to subscribe to the exact articles/blogs/news I care about while filtering out everything else)
  • Google Apps/G Suite (I use Google Apps both personally and professionally. I highly recommend it for your company and your family. Lots of controls but it does require you to pay a few $$ to get the tools)
  • Navicat (buggy as hell but it does work the way I work. It is only missing one feature that I love in AquaData Studio, svn/git integration for Stored Procedures.)
  • AquaData Studio (I love this app however its beyond expensive. Who can spend $1k+ a year on a database tool. The day that AquaFold adds a $30/month subscription plan like Adobe Creative Cloud offers, I'll drop Navicat and sign-up)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (i hate paying $50/month+ for Adobe Creative Cloud but it is what everyone uses. Peer pressure is why I keep the app so i can open files from my designers.)