(I started out as a child…)
Who is this guy? What is he doing here? For the resume and such, click the “linked in” button over there on the right. Otherwise I’m a regular dad who tries to be a good husband, father, and human… I fail at any and all of the above regularly. I work hard, and love to create… and flyfish. I collect pocket knives. I disc golf and geocache with my kids. I have a career in Corporate Training and Human Resources. It’s a fun type of work and has served me pretty well.
I grew up in the middle of almond orchards in central California. Spent most of my college years at Cal Poly, SLO, where I met my lovely bride, and where I would live if I could afford to live anywhere. I have a double major BA in Fine Art Photography and Communication. Through the years, we have lived in Porterville California, Sandpoint Idaho, and Medford Oregon before landing a few years ago on the outskirts of Austin Texas. It’s a long story that is highlighted by support from the most beautiful woman in the world, four awesome kids here, one in heaven, and life being “Dad” and “Honey.” I am not the best husband or father in the world, but I love them all more than life itself.
I have been writing on the internet since Mosaic v 0.9… In web years, that’s since the beginning of time. I have created lots of training and HR focused sites over the years, and realized that I would rather focus my geek energy on things I enjoy rather than work – that focus has been fly fishing until this site. A few years ago I started a bulletin board specifically about Southern Oregon and Norcal that became somewhat successful… so I sold it… My photography is at gusstrandphoto.com and I built the site you’re reading right now.