Pet Projects

Pachinko Restoration

October 2019 - Today

I am restoring a 1975 Super Deluxe Nishijin pachinko machine. It's still in the early stages, but I'm hoping to record some of the restoration process and log it in a blog post format! Stay tuned for more on this project.

The Howl

April 2019 - June 2019

A combination weekly entertainment recommendation newsletter and review site, The Howl features curated content including music, film, television, video games, podcasts, comedy and more. To learn more, you can visit http://discoverthehowl.com/.

Pine Forest Pens

November 2013 - April 2015

For a time in college I took ordered for custom hand-made wooden writing pens. I'd manage the website, catalog, ordering of inventory, creation and shipment of the pens (because I was the only one who worked on the project). Pine Forest Pens as a company is currently on hiatus, I may return to it once I have space and equipment to start up again.

Shoe Shining

January 2014 - September 2014

I'd always been interested in the trade, but had never had a chance to try it. Until a friend of mine told me a that cool barber in my town was looking for a shoe shiner. I was immediately on board. I got right to work getting my supplies and setting up shop. I got to have great conversations with the regulars and I even made a few bucks along the way. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon.

Two Guys Talking/Pop Culture Jukebox

September 2014 - April 2016

My friend Ryan and I decided we'd join up with our university radio station for a variety comedy podcast about media (and whatever guest was on that week). What we created is available - in it's entirety - for your listening pleasure below: