I am a proud sixth generation Texan. Born & Raised. We can trace our Texas genealogy back to the days of the Alamo.
My older brother and I grew up in church as my parents pastored in different Pentecostal churches most of my life. I only attended private, Christian schools or homeschool.
My first career choice was being a clown for my parent’s balloon store. Dressed as clowns we would deliver balloon bouquets to kids’ birthday parties.
From a very young age I was either singing or performing in some play or youth group event. Here I starred opposite a stuffed lamb.
Then the 90’s happened. High school came along and we believed the bigger your hair the closer you were to God.
God and I were apparently BFFs.
In 1996 I learned to play the guitar while at Bible college and my world drastically changed. In the early 2000’s I began playing music professionally with a Christian worship band and traveled all over the US.
I landed in the Northwest and became a worship leader for a few churches.
Turns out though – the church wasn’t ready for a gay worship pastor. So I came out of the closet and left the church and the Northwest and moved back to Texas.
But I never walked away from my relationship with God or singing. I couldn’t seem to put the guitar down. I even traveled as far as Kenya to sing and share my faith.
Then I met the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen.
So I married her.
My wife and I found a community with the Gay Christian Network and I spent the next few years volunteering in their music ministry.
Performed my first live painting at an LGBTQ Christian event.
Since I wasn’t doing music professionally any longer – I needed a paying gig. So the avid entrepreneur in me took the leap and we launched a digital marketing company called WebTegrity in San Antonio with my parents as my business partners.
Then Rebecca and I had our first son – Andy, and my heart grew two sizes.
I started my YouTube Channel with – WordPress Wednesday. As part of my community giveback – every Wednesday I release a free tutorial video focused on all things WordPress.
Spoke and performed a live painting at TEDx San Antonio.
We thought Andy needed a little brother, and were blessed with our second son – Ethan.
Andy wasn’t too sure, but these days he’s figured out that Ethan is a pretty good partner in crime.
In 2017 WebTegrity was acquired by a publicly traded company and I remained on as the CEO.
Never knew life could be so sweet.