July 9, 2012
I graduated from Duke University in 1992 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. In the ensuing decades, the market demand for IT skills has far outstripped that of cultural theorists, so I have largely plied my skills as a technologist. I cannot shake my fascination with human culture. I am energized by travel to foreign lands and have explored six continents.
My love of sports first developed around baseball. My team was the New York Yankees of the 1970s and 1980s. I still love the baseball teams and players of the '70s, perhaps even more than those of today.
I have produced a number of short films, which catalyzed my interest in storytelling through film. I am directing a feature-length documentary about the late Dock Ellis. He is best known for his acid-fueled no-hitter, but Dock's story is far greater. As a ballplayer, Dock was flamboyant and vocal. He later turned his outspoken honesty to drug addiction and treatment among professional athletes. My film "No No: A Dockumentary" is in production and currently funding on Kickstarter.