Some people know me as the guy who posts photos of Starbucks on Instagram…
…while other folks know me as the “secure” guy who openly admits his love for music written and sung by Sarah McLachlan…
…or if you knew me way back in my early days, as the aspiring poet who follows a literary genius named Henry David Thoreau. You know, this guy:
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
However you know me, or however you found me… I’m glad you are here.
The 411 on Me
My name is Brian Gardner and I created this site. If you spend enough time around here, you’ll notice that I have a sincere passion for life.
I’ve been happily married to Shelly for over a decade, and have a son named Zach.
Among the things that I really enjoy doing are traveling and listening to music such as Tori Amos, The Sundays and The Dave Matthews Band.
I’ve always been a contemplative person, and believe in Carpe Diem — which ultimately means that I belong in the Dead Poet’s Society.
7 years ago I had the urge to start a blog. At the time, I wasn’t happy with the way themes were designed, so I took matters into my own hands.
It started out as a freelance design business and became a company called StudioPress.
We developed the Genesis Framework, which Mashable calls the “best of the best” among WordPress premium frameworks.
Because WordPress and Genesis are 100% GPL-licensed, the development communities in both are flourishing. This is something that makes me very proud to be a part of.