Hello, My name is Christopher Maverick. But please, call me Mav.
What do I do for a living? It depends on what day of the week you ask me. I have been involved in the IT industry since 1992, primarily as a Web/UI Designer and Information Architect. I have worked with clients from small start-up companies to international Fortune 500 conglomorates.
In 1998, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Creative Writing and an additional major in Literary and Cultural Studies and an art minor. Since that time I have also worked as a writer and continue to pursue creative fiction as well as the study of popular culture. I am a published author and am in the process of writing further stories.
I've also continued to pursue an art career. I've worked as an artist in several mediums and had a gallery show. Most recently I have become enamored with photography and been working in that medium quite a great deal. One of my largest projects is "365 Days," a combination of photojournalism and blogging, where I am documenting my entire life every day for a year. In doing so, I have directly inspired thousands of people across the world to attempt the same.
Finally, since 2003, I have been competing as a professional wrestler on the independent circuit in Pennsylvania and Ohio. I have a been a fan of pro-wrestling since I was a young boy, and eventually became so fascinated with it that I decided to try it myself. The natural scholar in me has even caused me to write a paper based on my experiences within it, which I presented at the 2007 PCA/ACA pop culture conference.