When I seek advice, or work with someone, I want to know who they are, what makes them tick, and that they speak and perform from their own experience, not the experience of others. And because you might feel the same way, I decided to lay out some of what makes me tick, what I have experienced – so far.
I am like you, an energetic consciousness in a human form on an adventurous journey in the physical reality – I didn’t always know that. I’ve been described as the guy who loves life and lives it to the fullest. I have experienced much - amazing highs, horrendous lows - more than most.
I am an artist, a produced and published writer and author, an award winning filmmaker, a musician, a sound healing facilitator, an entrepreneur having started nine companies, a radio DJ, an actor, activist, and a high school drop out. I am a speaker, a transformational teacher, and a vlogger. I am a mountain climber and mountaineering instructor, a licensed racing driver, scuba diver, skydiver, underwater archaeologist, a skipper, a multi-engine rated pilot, and I'm skilled in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry.
I have travelled, lived or worked in sixty+ countries, which opened my heart and mind in ways I could never fully express. I practice Native American traditions and have participated in hundreds of Sweat Lodge Ceremonies, and have completed four Vision Quests. I meditate daily, walk a deeply personal spiritual path, have moments of enlightenment, hold all beings up as equal, and choose principles and actions that benefit everyone and all of nature. I live and accept life’s practical and mystical duality, and I trust my instincts and intuitions when reading and guiding myself and others. I have self-healed, which baffled an army of doctors, and I am an empath, which baffled me until I finally understood it.
I embrace everything that happens to me as my own doing, like being robbed in India, losing my business and home in Cape Town, falling from a five-story building as a child, being arrested twenty times in my teens, taking on the US Air Force and winning, and surviving alcoholic parents, a dysfunctional family, and abuse, all growing up in Los Angeles. I have wronged others, and have made amends. I have forgiven when forgiveness was unexpected. I am a leader, and know when to follow. I live in the moment.
I’ve been a husband, a father, an uncle, a brother, a mentor, and a trusted friend. I have succeeded and failed spectacularly, loved and hated, laughed and cried, been arrogant and humbled. For all of these, and so much more, I am grateful.
There is no other option.