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“One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” ― Sophocles


I explore and build web3 collectives, combining org design theory with online community operational excellence. Through this work, I serve as a sort of network architect and look to discover emergent digital-first operating models.

Currently, I am building a crypto-native networked enterprise for a top 10 crypto protocol in the Ethereum ecosystem. In other words, I am responsible for the launch of their “DAO” (Decentralized and Autonomous Organization). My role focuses on defining and implementing the necessary strategy and architecture to achieve its mandate. I am also the head curator at Folklore, an online media community focused on the digital humanities [Note: Folklore is currently on pause due to recent addition to my family].

Earlier this year, I participated in the Summer of Protocols program as a Core Researcher. The research throughout the summer focused on online formations like swarms and how protocols influence their structure.

If you are passionate and relentless in the pursuit of new models of networked collaboration, lets connect. Together we can garden and engineer our terrain of communication through next-generation leadership, operations, and community management technologies.


The Swarm and The Formation (Presentation)

Seeds, not Brands (Essay)

Community Unchained: The New Media of Belonging (Essay)

Content Liquidity and Protocol Lock (Essay)

The Sequence: Product, Protocol, Community (Essay)

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

— Alan Kay