Hi- I'm Jay. 👋 I'm a 'multipotentialite' which means that I'm deeply curious about a bunch of different stuff. I’ve had the pleasure of working in many different industries throughout my journey of discovery, and I’m constantly finding new hobbies and interests to throw myself into. The majority of my mental energy is dedicated toward building meaningful community and finding genuine connection wherever I go through life and career.
I'm a passionate climber, cyclist, surfer, reader of books, and woodworker. I'm originally from South Africa, but am currently living in Boulder, Colorado. I tend to travel around a lot and I'm always looking for new connections around the world. If you want to grab a coffee, send me an email or tweet me :)
Things i’m proud of
Founded JTD salvage at 19yo - A company to provide the less fortunate with access to learning with electronics.
Building a community around introspective monthly reviews (currently down for a re-build)
Anxiously launching a personal newsletter
Graduated a start-up tribe programme (13 week intensive start-up/business course)
Cycled from London to Paris
Completed a self-sufficient, wild cycle tour of the Scottish Highlands (read about it here)
Hitch-hiked 3000km across Europe (on £50, in flip flops)
Climbed and filmed Kilimanjaro and Meru (this was a childhood dream!)
Had incredible experiences at a 10 day silent meditation retreat (Vipassana)
Have grown and developed as human in ways I could only describe over a coffee/beer (It all started in South Africa as a relatively poor kid and moving to London alone at age 20)
Travelled to over 40 countries (and counting)
Designed and published a book (not authored by me)
Designed and facilitated 3 Facebook ad workshops
Lived in Israel, UK, Colorado, Bali, Portugal, and South Africa.
Attempted a world first paddle-board down Scandinavia's longest river with 3 friends (720km!)
Grown online communities into the hundred thousand mark, around products/missions with purpose
To explore our world. Study maps under unfamiliar stars through the pitter-patter in my chest. Follow my instincts and let curiosity be my guide. Connect with new people and embrace uncertainty. To let community and love be the pillar through life and leave smiles along the way. To never stop learning and to surrender to the future.
My favourite books
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Philosopher and the Wolf by Mark Rowlands
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Horrible title, great book)
The Dolphins Tooth: A Decade in Search of Adventure by Bruce Kirkby
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
Oh man, that was a lot of typing. If you made it to the end - High Five!