I am the founder and technical developer of Antho, a website dedicated to chronicling every life story in the human race.
Previously, I wrestled sea turtles for a half-decent living wage one summer (and loved it). I survived a deadly bout of the autoimmune syndrome Guillain-Barre while serving as a Mormon missionary in Hong Kong. I was, at different times of my educational career, the class outcast and the Student Body President, and can probably empathize with everyone in between. I have dabbled in filmmaking and photography, and believe that creation is akin to living. Within the last year or so, I married my wife Nicole, quit my job at the most valuable company in the world (and convinced my wife to quit hers) to become a full-fledged entrepreneur to change the world, incrementally, in a way only I feel I can.
This website is dedicated to all those who have more resources than they have causes to believe in, more heart than they have "skin in the game." I've been there, (and in many ways am still there), and my posts will document my departure from the siren songs of stability to the world of the unknown, untested -- unquenched -- and unaccomplished.
I would love to predict all the content on this site, but to be honest I'm not sure yet what I'm capable of. I hope to inspire people to think differently, to act on their thoughts, and fulfill their dreams of becoming an instrumental individual in the lives of the people around them. And though that sounds ambitious, all it can take is a dose of courage and a hint of hope, and the right perspective with a dash of love. So that's what I'll try to give.
What our local or interest-divided communities need is a catalyst to change what's always been, and to revolutionize what's long gone stale. I believe that a cluster of our global society has recently experienced a dramatic resurgence of the human spirit. This group is teeming with artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, philosophers, and alone or together they're believers, mavericks, advocates, and influencers. They move and they shake, disrupt and innovate, with a generous portion of sass and grit.
So what I hope to do, in collaboration with thought leaders around the globe, is set loose the floodgates of this group's groundswell of inspiration, sending a grand cascade of human progress to inundate the world around us. And I will also further that mission by taking a stab at "thinking differently," and introduce some of my own original brainchildren. I'm an enthusiastic believer in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, crowd-in-the-cloud-computing, and the power of the crowd to champion good over evil. if you believe in this mission too, then suit up for the social fight of this century, because it's against an unlikely pair of crafty foes: indifference and good intentions. With the world having more entrenched interests at stake than perhaps ever before, we're up against the most formidable opposition of our lives.