About Me

I’m a native of Kansas City, Missouri, where I live with my wife, Maura Cluthe, and our dogs, Rosie and Gus. Growing up, I was surrounded by music. My father owned a music store, The Music Box, where he sold every imaginable musical instrument. I played many of them but finally settled on the tuba/sousaphone. Though I haven’t played in years, I am an avid listener with relatively eclectic taste. 

I’m a self-taught geek, beginning with a Mac Plus to edit my college newspaper and yearbook. I first discovered the internet in the form of a BBS at my first job as a technology assistant for the special education department of a local school district. I am now the Director of Campus Technology at the Kansas City Art Institute, where I’ve worked in various capacities for the past sixteen years. 

My wife and I are collectors: of art, toy VW Beetles, toy Robots, vinyl (toys and records), books, Legos, rubber balls, etc. The rule in our house is if you own three or more of a thing, it’s a collection. Though my wife, an artist and arts educator herself, would argue, I don’t consider myself an artist. I doodle and dabble with photography, but only as a hobby.