Billy Taylor is the reason I came back to Austin from Omaha. Not for personal reasons but because he hired me to handle the web portion of a company he was a co-founder of. The only obvious thing we had in common was our age, in nearly every other area we were most unlike each other. But we both liked solving problems and the challenges of a startup in a new industry. I’m proud to say we pioneered digital publishing.

Under his mentoring I went from lonely web guy in 2000 to Director of Development in 2006. I’ll always appreciate the things I learned from him.

Rest well friend.