About pages are lame. I’ve never enjoyed working on a personal bio page. I’m perfectly fine with public speaking these days but for some reason, crafting a few paragraphs about who I am and what I do in my spare time just seems forced and awkward.
However, since this page is specifically called “About Boomer” I’ll take a stab at it and probably spend too much time proofing this copy to make sure I don’t sound like a total dork.
What do I do in my free time?
My “free time” is spent with my girlfriend, working on my 90 year old home, brewing beer, tinkering with motorcycles and trying not to injury myself in the process. Some of these interests/passions have sections of their own on this site. Others will be tucked away in a category or just not talked about online (sorry Audra).
I Love Home Brewing
I’ve never been a good cook. To be honest, I can barely cook, but I love to brew, and I have a knowledgeable and patient girlfriend. We brew as often as we can, weekly at certain times of the year. The majority of my masterpieces (and failures) will be here: https://boomer.blog/beer/
Motorcycles are Freedom
I purchased my first motorcycle at age 20 having never even sat on one. I had never ridden, didn’t have a license and had no idea how to maintain one, but I knew I was already in love. My first bike was a 1976 BMW R750/6, I still have that bike today and ride it often.
Big Boom Design Inc
In 2007 I started a web design company called Big Boom Design in Asheville, NC. It was a solo venture at first and I got started by building sites on Joomla and WordPress. Since 2007 the company has grown to about 10 people on staff and we support about 300+ companies. When you work at a web design company it becomes very easy to spin-off projects. Sometimes these spin-off projects start from a blog post, a client project, a passion/hobby, or just a random idea that somehow seems like a good (or decent) idea to run with. The following are a few of the projects that I’m involved with.
Oil Pan Repair
A drop ship business that me and a childhood friend started to sell a fiberglass oil pan cover that solves a problem that 7.3 liter Ford Powerstroke trucks have.
A business directory that features businesses in and around Asheville NC that support the Latino community. We are currently transitioning to a non-profit status and will be offering a yearly scholarship to a local Latino youth for attending community college.
Shipping Container Home Design
An e-book that features a few shipping container home designs that I originally produced in college and have refined over the years.