CEO & Creative Director of Metanaut
An award-winning VR/AR studio based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2015. View website
Best Teacher Award
VR/AR Instructor at Vancouver Film School
1st Place Winner of VanVR's VR Experience Contest
The largest VR community in Vancouver.
1st Place Winner of Leap Motion's 3D Jam 2.0 VR Competition
The world’s largest VR competition at the time.
1st Place Winner of the Community Award & Finalist in the Business Pitch Competition
For Istuary Group (venture capitalist) in Vancouver, Canada. Idea pitched was Lyra. See projects.
Traveled the world for 3 years while running Postertext.
Founder of Postertext
Art prints for book lovers.
Worked at Microsoft
Marketing Assistant for Office products.
Founder of Influenza Media
Interactive advertising for brands.
Assistant Director of Marketing
Joined IMPACT, Canada's largest non-profit, student-run organization fostering entrepreneurship amongst youth.
Won Best Business Award
Lead a team of developers at VELOCITY to win the award.
Founder of Sparknav
Indoor navigation app for Android.
Joined as first cohort of Canada's first university-run tech incubator at the University of Waterloo.
Founder of wikiMote
Movie & TV streaming service before Netflix streaming.
Worked at Ontario Power Generation (Nuclear Facility)
IT Project Manager Assistant.
Virtual reality is the next big medium. Some even say it's the final medium. Whatever it is, VR will change the world.
I want to be part of that.
Having traveled the world, I've seen extraodinary beauty, felt empowering freedom, and experienced daring adventures. These are unique things I want to bring to virtual reality, and I think they're important; The first virtual worlds will be inspired from our current reality with improvements. I can spring those virtual worlds alive by drawing from my traveling experiences. And I can materialize those ideas with my background in engineering, design, and entrepreneurship.
To achieve this, I'm looking to find the most talented and passionate VR developers and designers in Vancouver.
I have nearly a decade of experience in starting and running businesses, having worked in all facets of business from negotiating licensing terms to marketing to programming. So, I can speak your language without getting in the way. I'm also experienced in Unity and can script in C# to design intuitive and purpose-driven user experiences in VR.
Contact me if you want to build a metaverse together.
When I was young, I remember sitting in a brightly-lit room attending art class. Beside me, there was a large canvas hanging on the wall that laid out a Fulfillment Wheel. It depicted a circle partitioned into seven parts—each part representing seven key areas of personal fulfillment: intellectual, career, social, physical, family, financial, and spiritual.
I didn't pay too much attention to it then, only gazing at it when my mind wandered off in class. My only thought was that it would be great to have all parts in equal proportions. This seemingly tacky wheel has continued to make an impact on me to this very day.
It has lead me to value balance and diversity.
It made me want to become a polymath.
"Show, don't tell."
You are probably reading this because you don't know me well. I'm sorry to say I'm not good at describing myself so you will only get so much out of reading this.
I like to do things. So instead of telling you who I am, I hope my projects and companies will express me better than me writing about myself.
Not wanting to hang you out to dry, here are some snippets about me:
- I enjoy the beauty and oddity in life.
- Growing up, I spent half of my time playing outdoors and half of my time reading at the library.
- I traveled around the world for 3 years while running my business in my early to mid 20's.
- Marathoned in North Korea.
- I started my first business when I was 20 and it failed spectacularly.
- I play tennis, badminton, golf, and I'm a certified rescue scuba diver.
- Utilitarian with an interest in art.
I'm always looking for talented people to work with!
I don't use social media often, but I do like to meet new people. The best way to reach me is through email or Skype.
- Email — email@example.com
- LinkedIn — none
Let's chat online or meet up in person ☺