I work for pay selling reclaimed building materials as the store manager at ReUse Action in Buffalo. ReUse Action is a for-profit continuation of Buffalo ReUse, a not-for-profit we founded in 2006, now defunct. I’m also responsible for communications, promotion and publicity and a fair portion of the technology. I direct our web presence and I manage and maintain The Guild @980, a business incubator we run in our building on Buffalo’s East Side. I’m a co-founder of The Foundry, a business incubator and makerspace, started up in 2012.
My community initiatives are DesignBuffalo, where I’m in charge of communications and the Preservation-Ready Sites website, which I started in 2013. I launched Brick Streets in early 2020, a revival of an earlier list of Buffalo’s brick and stone streets. I’ve recently started up Grain Elevators, a site about Buffalo’s cluster of grain storage buildings, at this point the beginning of an improved front end to the awesome HAER reports from the early 90s.