I consult under the business name NewsCloud Consulting doing business as Lookahead Consulting. I am also writing programming tutorials regularly for Envato Tuts+.

I’m a former eight-year Microsoft Group Program Manager and ex-Microsoft millionaire. I’m a former employee of Groundspring (Network for Good). I’m the former and founding CEO of GiftSpot.com (now GiftCertificates).


I’m a three time Knight Foundation journalism grantee – see Community Starter. I’m a past grantee of Aspiration and the Omidyar Foundation.


I run a number of blogs and websites, the most active currently being:


I’ve been a donor and supporter of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and their work with communities to strip judge-made constitutional rights from corporations. I co-founded and managed the campaign for Seattle’s Initiative 103 to eliminate corporate constitutional rights within the city limits. I created Corporate Person and married it to Angela Vogel.


I hold moderately significant investments in Fair Trade Equal Exchange. Otherwise, I hold a variety of managed funds with the help of an investment advisor.

Advertising and Affiliate Programs

I do use affiliate codes for Amazon, Array Themes, Dropbox, ThemeForest, WP Engine, Digital Ocean and a few others. What this means is that sometimes when you click on links on my site, I will receive a small portion of the sale from your transactions. This generally amounts to approximately $5,000.00 annually (mostly fromWP Engine and Digital Ocean).


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

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