Hello, I am Jay. Below is a list of many things that interest me and a brief history of my life. I registered my own name for fun.
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Was born July 16, 1978 at Albert Einstein hospital in the Bronx, NY. We moved to Half Moon Bay when I was 8, so I grew up here in El Granada, CA. and love everything HMB is and has to offer. When I was young I road my bike from neighborhood to neighborhood getting to know all the other local kids. As I got into my teens I started surfing and got addicted. I always wanted to surf . Everyday, and many days twice a day. I started exploring down to Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz was known as Surf City and was only an hour away from home. After graduation from Half Moon Bay High School I moved to Santa Cruz.
At the same time I became absorbed with computers and engulfed myself in everything from computer repairs, to networking, to web design & some internet marketing. I took many classes, interned in Silicon Valley, and had a small business repairing and networking computers. I was a whiz on a computer and could fix pretty much anything.
After 6 or 7 years of being glued to a computer and I decided repairing computers was not the career path I wanted. I was in a donut shop in Santa Cruz and saw a guy whose network I had setup. He wsa jazzed on my computer skills and offered me a job a his hardwood flooring company. Within a few months we were the #1 site on Google for the search term “hardwood flooring” and “hardwood floors”. It was incredible. I was lucky that time but I’ve learned a lot since that run at the top.
A few years later I ended up using, with the blessing of my former employers, the internet marketing skills to start my own hardwood flooring company, Hardwood Maniac. I had a good run with Hardwood Maniac but the economy was just to harsh on the home improvement industry. I have since gotten a C-15 hardwood flooring contractor license #1004948. See jgwoodfloors.com for more information on hardwood flooring installation, repair, and refinishing.
Automobiles & Auto Repair – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Accounting & Bookkeeping – Surfing – Computer Repair & Networks – Internet Marketing – Snowboarding – Cooking & Food – Health & Fitness – Organic Gardening
I have spent most of my life playing sports. I took up surfing when I was 14 and have traveled up and down the California Coast, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii, but mainly just surf near Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. I took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when I was 26. That has been a big part of my life since, even though I only practice occasionally now, it has become part of my soul. The sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has had a positive affect on my life like nothing else. In many ways it has made me a far better human being than I would have been. Please visit Raul Castillo Mixed Martial Arts in Half Moon Bay to try this wonderful sport.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu