Tom Kephart

Owner & Creative Director

Tom Kephart approaches each day with the grace of a panther and the caution of a small boy with a pointy stick. He’s been writing about technology issues since his first review of his grandparents’ eight-year-old Admiral model P17D21 television. Something about “rich black and white tones of the Captain Kangaroo show;” alas, the rest is lost to posterity.

Tom Kephart

With a curiosity about people and things limited only by an unfortunate fear of riding on buses, Tom has traveled to several of the United States in search of adventure. Heeding Horace Greeley’s exhortation, in 2015 he “went west” and visited California.

Tom is married to his high school sweetheart. He has two adult children. Two cats round out the all-American family.

He’s worked in higher education for 17 years, and is currently the Director of Admissions at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan.

Tom is also an actor and director in the legitimate theater, believing that the whole “film thing” will soon blow over. Some of the musical roles he’s enjoyed playing on stage include Tevye the Milkman in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Max Bialystock in “The Producers,” and Judge Turpin in “Sweeney Todd.” Sometimes he doesn’t sing; in total he’s done over 60 shows since 2001. He taught acting and improvisational theater and was the Artistic Director of The SC4 Players, which means, of course, that’s he’s a pretty hot plate of oatmeal, baby.

He’s been a freelance writer, graphic designer and programmer for nearly 30 years, which is not even five in doggie years. Tom’s available for your next web design and development project, having labored over HTML code for over a decade, sometimes even remembering to close his tags properly. Experience with CSS, JavaScript, DOM, XML, HTML5 and other letter combinations adds to the fun when he’s working on a project. He is an evangelist for open source content management system software, having had good experiences with Joomla!, Drupal and his current favorite, WordPress.

Tom has been known to sing for beer in karaoke bars. He’s also available for bar mitzvahs, provided you want to hear a plus-sized agnostic sing the blues. Who knows? You might.

Though Tom loves the benefits of being a freelancer, gadfly and man-about-town, he is as attracted to shiny piles of money as the next guy. If you’re looking for a writer, contact him, provided you have shiny piles of money. Actually, dingy piles of money are okay, too.

After over three decades of watching the world spin madly past and being a small part of it himself, Tom Kephart continues to be fascinated with the creative spirit of humanity. And, of course, vintage television receivers.

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