Say hello to our Director of Technology.
My official title at Forge3 is Director of Technology, and I’ve been lucky enough to connect with quite a few of our clients fielding support requests. However, my main role is adding in all of the shiny bells and whistles to ActiveAgency. My goal is to enrich ActiveAgency with additional features that will excite our clients (and us too!) and continue to provide them with a best-in-class website and digital marketing platform.
I was born and bred in Camp Hill, PA, a little suburb outside of the state’s capital, Harrisburg, PA. I’m the youngest of five boys (yes, my mother is a saint, and my dad too I suppose). I currently have 11 nieces and nephews, all awesome and wonderful in their own way. After graduating from high school, I attended Kutztown University for four years, earning a BFA in Communication Design (Graphic Design).
After jumping around a few marketing agencies in the Lehigh Valley and learning how to develop websites along the way, I decided to freelance and moved back to the Harrisburg, PA area. While living here, two major events happened in my life. Most importantly, I married the love of my life, Lauren (can I hear an “awwwwwe” from the studio audience?), and second, I connected with a company called 4O1! Creative from the Lehigh Valley, who asked me to do freelance work and ultimately offered me a partnership.
I moved back to the Lehigh Valley and worked with 4O1! for five years until we were acquired by Weidenhammer Systems, a larger company out of Wyomissing, PA. I was with Weidenhammer for six years until I left to become a part of the Forge3 team. In these positions, I learned a great deal, worked in multiple fields, and honed my skills enough to become a great asset to Forge3 and ActiveAgency.
My life is full of love. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters, Ava and Emily. They are smart, funny, lovely, dynamic, sometimes annoying, personable, gorgeous (the list goes on) girls! I am incredibly lucky and proud to have these three ladies in my life. We also have a crazy dog, Luna.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading (Stephen King novels especially), running, de-stressing with a good movie or TV show (right now I’m watching Lost for the umpteenth time), DIY projects (my wife and I have made updates to every room in our house), and listening to music (I even have a podcast about discovering new music). I just started collecting vinyl records in January 2018, and if I told you how many are already in my collection, you would probably roll your eyes. My wife is a very patient and understanding lady! It has certainly become a passion of mine and I will gladly talk about it with anyone who will listen.
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I am an avid record collector with over 1000 in my ever-growing personal collection (not counting CDs)! 😳