Founder and CEO of Community Grains, an integrated, information-driven, whole-grain products company which focuses on nutrient rich soils, advanced milling, transparency, and scientific analysis. With his wife Maggie, he is also co-owner of Oliveto in Oakland, California, a farm-to-table restaurant which uses Italian based culinary principles.
Previous professional experience includes over 30 years of communications and marketing positions as television producer, consultant, and executive. Prior to 1996, he was Director, Global Business Network-Media, where he created a new media division within that premiere business futures consulting firm. He developed television projects using GBN editorial material. He also consulted for several large media companies while at GBN.
He received a DuPont Columbia Award from the Columbia School of Journalism, several IRIS awards from the National Association of Television Program Executives, and received four Northern California Emmy awards.