About Foo

I was one of the organizers behind Occupy Wall Street and produced music festivals for Skatopia and Punk Island before that.

I was once called the Johnny Appleseed of music as I helped setup DIY venues across the United States. I document my adventures through social media and photography. As a copyright reform advocate, I release my content freely under the Creative Commons license

When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. Then did a bunch of start ups and traveling to write about.

Generally, I like to stay behind the scenes. I’m often reminded of the Futurama quote, “When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”

If I had to sum up my goal in life?
I want to experience all the world has to offer.

foo-bonsaiDo-gooder activist out to change the world.

Posts Timeline

A timeline view of recent posts

November 25, 2013 In Real Life

Current Projects


222 Ormsby

222 Ormsby is a DIY Punk Rock venue in Pittsburgh, PA where bands play for donations as we pass the hat. Five years strong, we've built a community around good music and the musicians behind it.

I Forge Iron

Blacksmithing is a legacy inherited through my father. Over the past decade I Forge Iron has published over 1,000 How-To blueprints on the craft.

Jekko Magazine

Jekko is a non-sensical word that allows the content to shape it's meaning. The online magazine is taken from the camera I carry around me to the arts and culture events I attend in the Paris of Appalachia.

What People are Saying About Foo

Frustrating is a weak term to describe Foo.

Foo encompasses the best traits you’d look for in a connector, maven, and salesman and uses them to change the world.

While others wait for ‘the right place and the right time’, Foo conspires to make it happen.


Foo is a lover of all things social media! His unique perspective has been cultivated by the experience of dealing with many kinds of people in many contexts both online and in person. He sees deeply into the way sets of information are related to one another and is able to predict what’s coming down the pike a long time in advance.