I’m a designer, technologist, adventurer, and mystic living up on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, in the heart of Cascadia

My work prioritizes curiosity over certainty, awareness over distraction, agency over convenience, and our natural world over virtual ones.

Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.

John Cage

I have a hard time understanding my nature when I'm not in nature, so my wife Kristie Dahlia and I spend a lot of time in the woods and the desert and the sea. Out there we’ve learned that we don’t need much to be happy, that less comfort makes us feel more alive, and that the occasional real fear of death extinguishes most other anxiety. When we’re back home we try to remember.

I am fascinated by how little we understand about how consciousness works, and exploring the threshold of that understanding is a lifelong passion. I like talking about design, technology, and adventure, but I love talking about the mystery.

I’m grateful you’re here.

— J.