Charging a nice swell at Sultans Surf in the Maldives

Old Door Selfy

Born in New York City in 1970, I can call myself the quintessential digital nomad surfer dude.

I grew up largely in New Orleans, but because of my upbringing in a strict yogic order, I spent the school years assigned to various ashrams around the USA, being raised by monks of all races and religious backgrounds.

By age 15, I had attended urban public schools in New York, California, Arizona, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New Orleans.

Following my college studies at CalArts, The California Institute of the Arts, I worked in the print industry, introducing the new digital standards to a newspaper in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and other small publishing gigs. In 1995, I continued my studies at an internship at AFI, The American Film Institute in Hollywood for digital video production.

By the late 90\’s I moved to Maui, Hawaii for 8 years, and began my freelance work, offering services in Print, Video, and Web.

After returning to New Orleans right on time for the untimely events of Hurricane Katrina, and living there a few years post-Katrina, I decided to take my life\’s experience abroad.

In 2009 I began a 10-year stint in Latin America -Peru for 8 years, and some time in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

In 2019 after solidifying my independent business via an online agency, I now had an established income to be able to reach a little further, circling the world clockwise, living in Galapagos, Fiji, Bali, Sumbawa, Maldives, Mauritius, Cambodia, and Israel.

At the end of January 2020, I officially moved to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia with a plan to further explore the Indochina – South Asia – West Pacific areas. Suddenly, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, and leaving my new apartment in Siem Reap, I jumped over for a surf in the Maldives, where I sit writing this now from lockdown at Cokes Surf Camp, Thulusdhoo.

My professional portfolio can be seen at

An enchanting path through the jungle

Indian Ocean Lockdown: Part I

Part one #indianocean #quarantine #diary Vaadhoo Gaafu Dhaalu On March 8, 2020 I arrived in the Maldives en route to the southern islands of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. In 2019,…

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March 15, 2020