Here I am around the age of two playing with my cat Thomasina in a coal pile near my home on Biggs Branch.

Howdy, friends and neighbors!

I was born in Pikeville, KY in 1974. My parents had a Bluegrass Band and my father was an artist. Even though I grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky where coal was king I never was interested in that world. I loved the mountains, history, and heritage, but I had other interests.

I graduated from Elkhorn City High School in 1993 and Pikeville College (now UPike) in the summer of 1997. Shortly after graduating from UPike I discovered an interest in web design and development.

The web held my attention and captivated my imagination.

In 2017, I was chosen as one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business for teaching a coal miner how to code and helping start Bit Source, a company located in eastern Kentucky that employs former coal miners as coders.

Currently, I am the building an AI startup, Dark Holler Comics.

I'm also involved in several start ups and entrepreneurial efforts across the Commonwealth.

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My Talents

I've been blessed with talents and a drive to want to achieve goals for myself and others around me.

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