J.R. was born to a military family and traveled widely. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he started his professional career as Director of Data Processing for RJK Corporation, Virginia’s largest private investment company. He then moved to New York City where he was hired as Senior Programmer/Analyst for Dow Jones, developing their Foreign Currency and Precious Metals Trading Systems.
J.R. accepted an offer in Los Angeles to be Director of Strategic Development for the publicly traded Recovery Network, then joined Tickets.com launch team, where he was the Senior Programmer. In 2004, J.R. moved back to the east coast to be closer to his family and was hired as Webmaster for Motley Rice LLC, the world’s largest plaintiff’s law firm.
Since then, he has been an internet consultant for many regional companies including The Post & Courier, Charleston Mercury, People Matter, and Green Wizard. In 2018, J.R. created a WordPress plugin leveraging AI and NLP to help users create content which was accepted into the WordPress repository.
J.R. lives in Charleston, SC with his life and creative partner, Christina Getches, and their two rescue dogs.