I have served as the General Manager of YMD Partners LLC since its founding in 2009. I began my IT work hosting website for campaigns and small businesses as CampaignFoundations.com in 2006. I have worked in a couple of corporate code shops for a total of about six years, and for many other business concerns as clients of YMD. I have worked in the IT industry for more than a decade, as a programmer and systems administrator.
As my first career, I worked throughout the 80s and early 90s in the film industry, mostly in the electrics department, on a couple of dozen pictures, but also on dozens of ads, industrial films and music videos.
Throughout my life I have been engaged politically. My organizing work informs much of what I now offer in development, hosting and marketing.
I was a founding member of the Georgia Green Party for which I have served on and off as the state party's Secretary. I have run for public office four times, once as an independent, three times with the endorsement or nomination of the Georgia Green Party; twice for the Georgia General Assembly and twice for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.
I live in Roswell Georgia and operate a small business offering website hosting, application development and video production and marketing services for small businesses, non-profits, issue advocacy campaigns and Green Party candidates.
I have been engaged with community organizing efforts since the late 80s. I have been active with the Green Party since 1989. I have held a variety of leadership roles in electoral campaigns in every election cycle since 1992, including municipal, congressional and presidential races.
I served multiple terms as the co-chair of the Committee on Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures for the Green Party of the United States. In that role I authored and sheparded passage of the Rules for the national party's Quadrennial Presidential Nominating Convention, used in the last four Presidential cycles.
I have done legislative monitoring and advocacy work for the Green Party and a variety of non-profits and advocacy organizations, mostly at the Georgia General Assembly (17 regular sessions and the intervening special sessions), but also before municipal and county governing bodies and for the a couple of campaigns seeking Congressional action.
I served on the Hill as a House staffer in the 109th Congress. And have also done some contract work for members of the Georgia General Assembly.
I have developed over the years subject matter expertise in a number of areas of public policy, including waste management, transportation planning and funding policy, a variety of areas of election reform and over the past few years issues related to the commercial exploitation of women and children, gender medicine and the sex-based rights of women.