about

traveler, company founder, web community creator, nonfiction author, car guy, and cold beer lover.

I’m Gil.

I’m the cofounder of Discosloth, a technical marketing co, and the author of a handful of technical books.

Sometime around 2004, at the age of fifteen, I built my first website for $1300, and I’ve been making things on the internet ever since. Besides my day-to-day work at Discosloth, I’ve created a handful of internet communities with topics like acoustic music, cult movies, BMWs, and vinyl records.

My writing involves (mostly) digital marketing, remote work, or entrepreneurship. I’ve written a book on remote work (Discosloth is fully remote and we’ve worked from dozens of countries) and an intro to digital marketing which is now used as a textbook at quite a few different universities.

My path to today was complicated. For the first few years out of college, I was one of those creative types. Did freelance media work for NGOs. I’ve ridden African motorcycles that have broken down on the shore of Lake Victoria, eaten rotten Ugandan turkey eggs and smiled anyway, drank skunky buffalo chai in India and smiled anyway, worn a hazmat suit through an Ebola clinic, almost gotten arrested in Liberia, and worse. 

After traveling to 45 countries, I’ve now semi-settled down. I live in the small college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas with my wife Anya, who is from Moldova, is detail-oriented, and takes Krav Maga.

These days, when I’m not writing, I mostly just click around on the internet, fiddle with cars in my garage, make metal messes with the welder I bought at Harbor Freight, and drink beer. In my spare time, I’m sometimes learning Python and Russian. I am very bad at both.

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