I grew up in Northern New Jersey and attended U.C. Berkeley on a Naval ROTC scholarship where I majored in Political Science.  I served for four years as a Naval Officer and had the chance to deploy to the Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, and Afghanistan.

In 2011 I left active service and co-founded Golden Coast Mead, a company that is reinventing the ancient beverage of mead for a modern market.  I’ve done consulting, startups, and am always working on some project or other.

I like to think and write about business, the future, and technology.  I’m optimistic about all three.

I can be reached on twitter at @itsjoeco