Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?
A. Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer. My team builds and supports EdisonNation.com and the other Edison Nation family Web sites (such as Edison Nation Medical and Edison Nation country sites).
Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation/Everyday Edisons?
A. I’ve been here for over 10 years and I love that no two days have ever been the same. Each and every day brings new challenges and opportunities. It’s a lot of work but you never get bored. It’s also extremely empowering to know that we’re changing the world with what we create.
Q3. If you could be doing anything else right this moment, what would it be?
A. Skiing down from Sky Express at Heavenly, straight toward the deep blue of Lake Tahoe, on my way to get a bread bowl of chili at the corner table at the top of the gondola. Is that too specific?
Q4. What’s your top secret hidden talent?
A. They’re called secret talents for a reason.
Q5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. An adventurer.
Q6. If you could live someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?
A. Hemingway in Pampalona, Spain, during Sanfermines.
Q7. Who are you often told is your doppelganger?
A. When I’m overseas, people always tell me I look like Tom Hanks but I never get that in the US.
Q8. What are three things you can’t live without?
A. Family, iPhone & iPad, in that order.
Q9. What’s a favorite funny EN office memory?
A. It’s really difficult to think of just one answer to this one because we’re always laughing and having a good time around here. I’m not sure that our sense of humor necessarily translates, though. For instance, there was that time Louis poisoned the entire Everyday Edisons crew in Tennessee when he had lunch catered by the sketchiest taqueria he could find. It wasn’t so much “ha-ha” funny as it was “Nelson from the Simpsons ‘Ha!-Ha!’” funny.
Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
A. Tim Berners-Lee took the infrastructure of ARPANET and made knowledge free to the world when he invented the World Wide Web at CERN in 1989. His invention (originally created just to keep the names and projects of colleagues straight in his head) has overturned evil regimes, afforded opportunities previously unavailable to people all around the world and generated wealth beyond anything we’ve seen throughout history. Beyond that, his invention has spawned millions of other inventions and we’re just getting started. It just shows how one small idea can change the world forever.
Next month, meet another member of the Edison Nation staff!
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