I’m the eldest of four children – yes, that’s me at my First Christmas with Dad and Mom – born to a father from Texas and a mother from Barcelona. I grew up in a small, conservative town in southern Pennsylvania, where I attended Catholic schools all the way through high school. I went on to earn my undergraduate degree at Georgetown, my J.D. at Notre Dame, and my Master’s at Sotheby’s Institute in London. For the past decade I have lived and worked in Washington, D.C.
New media is something that has fascinated me for many years. I started my first website at Notre Dame in 1997, by teaching myself how to write HTML and use Adobe Photoshop. That proto-blog consisted of regularly updated essays, reviews, and short stories, which continued until 2004. I later became a regular contributor to the British online magazine entitled “Honest Dog”, where I wrote commentary on British events from an American perspective.
In 2008 with the encouragement of several prominent bloggers here in DC, I began the Blog of the Courtier, which has grown steadily to an average of 4,000-5,000 readers a month. In 2009 I began the Catholic Barcelona project, which currently numbers eighty separate online entries (and growing), and averages 1,500 visitors each month looking for information about Barcelona’s historic churches. In 2011 I created this site, to serve as a source for providing a listing all of my new media activities and projects in one, central location.