Innovative ideas + Practical experience = Sound Solutions
As the proprietor of Plumb, I provide intellectual property management for legacy music publishing and recording catalogs. I was the CEO of StringBender, Inc. a guitar accessory company and an artist-owned record label, where I helped develop the Parsons/Green B-Bender and license the patent to Fender guitars. The history of StringBender is part of Guitars – The Museum in Umea, Sweden.
I’ve recorded three albums and traveled through the US, UK and Europe “building community through music” performing my handcrafted collection of originals and curated covers. I’ve also toured with the Fare-Thee-Wells, performing songs from my father’s songbook. Long ago I was in a duet with Gene Parsons playing West Coast Country-rock tinged Americana and even longer ago traveled with The Gypsy Gulch International String Band, playing a wild mix of Hungarian czardas, Portugueuse fado, and Appalachian folk.
Activist / Community Organizer
My activism began as a child helping with a benefit for Pete Seeger’s Clearwater sloop. Over the years, I’ve helped end the aerial application of herbicides on forests in Northern California, joined forces with Judi Bari to protect old growth forests with Redwood Summer and was a founding Board Member with Caspar Community. Since moving to Vancouver, Washington I’ve worked to hold the thin green line as an Organizing Fellow with Washington Conservation Voters to elect Don Orange, Port of Vancouver Commissioner, thus ending the threat of a large oil terminal being built here, and then as a Field Organizer with Clean Air Clean Energy coalition on Washington State Initiative 1631.
It’s been almost 50 years since Phil Ochs wrote, “I went far but it’s a time for walking, Look how far we’ve come, look how far.
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car…”
Bringing together knowledgeable professionals to help homeowners build Auxiliary Dwelling Units (ADUs) accelerates the creation of new housing and makes Vancouver and Clark County a better place to live for all.
House Concert in Home, Washington in 2004 It turned out that the house concert I thought was in Lakebay, Washington was actually in a nearby town called Home. There is something deeply comforting about the cosmic twist that would have me going Home to play this first...