About Me

An image of the real me

I'm a twenty-nine year old artist and I live in Ohio with my wife and son. I'm currently attending Stark State College of Technology majoring in E-Commerce. I want to design web sites. For a living. My first major was Civil Engineering Technology (I already have an AS in Engineering Design/Technical Illustration), but unbeknownst to me, there was all this math involved and I ended up feeling like Patrick trying to decide what to order at the Krusty Krab. Since I switched majors my consumption of Advil has plummeted like a stone.

A few things:

  • My last name is pronounced 'Crash' like a car crash.
  • No one ever pronounces my last name correctly the first time. No One.
  • I think Viking mythology is the bees knees, especially The Volsunga Saga.
  • I don't like the letters C, Q, or X, or the number six.
  • One of my favorite places is the library.
  • One of my best friends cracks on me because I know the Dewey Decimal System.

About my Dogs

Maggie and Arwen

Arwen was named after the elf princess from J.R.R. Tolkiens 'Lord of the Rings'. She doesn't really bear much resemblance to Liv Tyler. It is as close as you can get to hanging out with a wookie, and that's not a bad thing at all.

Maggie was named by my wife after the the Rod Stewart song 'Maggie May', and yes we do call her Maggie May. Actually, when Maggie does something wrong, I sing that song as I'm trying to find her hiding in our house. She has come to hate this. "Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you..."

Contact Me

You can contact me by email at:

I'm pretty good about answering emails, please just don't hammer me with spam.

About This Site

I was taught XHTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL by an ultra-intelligent dude named Michael Barath. He doesn't blog so the link is just to class stuff (but it is invaluable for the information alone).

I used a text editor called Textpad to write all of what you see here and actually enjoyed doing so. I use PHP and MySQL for dynamic content. Each pages' XHTML and CSS code should validate for all of you internet geeks out there.

The only font I used this time is:
ITC Caslon 224