I have been on this earth since April 17, 1974 and it’s been quite a ride. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri but now live in Temecula, CA with my wife and two kids.
Growing up, I loved learning, exploring the woods, creating art, skating my halfpipe, mountain biking, playing water polo, hanging out with friends, and starting businesses.
I was born with the heart of an entrepreneur. I had a lawn mowing business, portrait business, and a T-Shirt business.
I moved to California after graduating from high school because I wanted to surf. I ended up going to the University of California San Diego. I majored in Russian and Soviet Studies and minored in History. I love learning about different cultures and how we got here.
I grew up going to church with my family, but never really knew God.
When I graduated college in 1996 I was drawn to the Internet as a place to start a business. My first business was creating a website for my landlord’s chess set business. This website ended up getting shut down by UCSD because I was hosting it on their servers.
Since then I have created websites, provided search engine optimization services, helped businesses with their social media, had membership sites, done consulting, helped clients with their online reputation, and affiliate marketing.
I have always had a knack for innovation and helping businesses improve.
My dark secret is that in my past I had major struggles with addictions. I had a pornography addiction and drug addiction that had taken over my life. I can clearly remember God telling me that He had more for my life than this.
In 2001, right before Christmas, I saw a commercial while watching TV. It had a guy coming out of a building and hopping on a motorcycle. Then, the commercial showed the Bible verse, “John 3:16.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I saw this commercial many times that day. The verse really intrigued me. I hadn’t seen or heard any Bible verse since I had been to church many years earlier.
That spring, I was invited to go to church on Easter. I decided to go.
The pastor shared about Jesus dying on the cross for my sins and rising from the dead. He shared that I could be forgiven for my sins and have a new life.
I knew that I had committed many sins and needed forgiveness.
I knew that I was living in darkness and wanted to live in the light. On that day I made the decision to commit my life to Jesus Christ.
I started reading the Bible and learning about God. I became passionate about knowing God.
I ended up meeting someone that told me about Horizon Christian Fellowship. I started attending and going to every service I could. Mike Macintosh was the pastor at the time and he really encouraged me to dig into the Word of God and to follow Jesus. He was a great example of seeking the Lord and sharing His love with others.
One Sunday, one of the pastors, George Clerie, got up and invited everyone to attend the Horizon School of Evangelism. He said, “If you want to burn the chaff away in your life, you need to sign up for the School of Evangelism” I knew that I had a lot of chaff in my life, so I decided to attend.
At the Horizon School of Evangelism, I was able to go on many mission trips to Mexico and even went to Scotland on a mission trip.
I met my gorgeous wife Lisa at the Horizon School of Evangelism. We have been married since 2006 and now we have two beautiful children. We moved up to Temecula from San Diego and love it!
We have made many great friends in Temecula and have a full life.
Jesus said that He came to give us a full life.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.
God has helped me break the chains of pornography and drug addiction. He has given me purpose and saved my soul. He has brought me a beautiful wife and children. He has given me the hope of spending eternity in heaven. I love Him more than anything and have dedicated to knowing Him and making Him known.
God loves you and wants to give you hope for the future. If you want to follow Jesus, start by talking to Him. Ask him to forgive you of your sins. Tell Him that you believe in Him. Call on His name.
Romans 10:9 if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Turn away from your sinful lifestyle and seek God. Start reading the Bible every day. Attend a Bible-believing and teaching Christian church. Hang out with other people that follow Jesus. Spend time talking to God through prayer.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.
In addition to loving God, I am passionate about learning about Internet business and marketing online. I am constantly learning new digital marketing and business strategies and always taking notes and writing. I love research and finding new services and tools to help with online marketing.
I have learned that one of the best ways to grow a local business is through optimizing websites for the search engines.
If you need help contact me.