Tech nerd/social butterfly/travel & outdoors fanatic; don't be afraid to randomly hit me up! Always smiling. Happiness and positivity keeps us alive, and I love seeing others happy and smiling :-) - Ian Herndon
Interests: Traveling, scuba diving, skydiving, biking, disc golf, wakeboarding, surfing, hockey, beach volleyball, computers, reading, learning.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. IF it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Over 10 years ago I co-founded www.pokecommunity.com alongside a wonderful group of people. I was 14 or 15 years old at the time. Today our Pokémon fan forum is 250,000 users strong with almost 7,000,000 posts. Put into perspective, PokeCommunity.com is larger and more active than ALL of the following forums: Deviant Art, Gamespot, Mozilla, Howard Stern, City of Heroes. tPC is even larger than the official forums of million dollar entities such as AMD, Nintendo, Playstation, Sega, Tivo, Warner Brothers, Ubuntu, Sony Music, G-Unit and Pearl Jam. Some familiar sports teams we also beat out are: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, and NY Giants. Our goal was never to be the biggest, but we certainly set out to build the best community we possibly could. You might ask yourself how on earth could a _Pokemon_ fan site become and remain so popular. Well, the 'social world' may be newish in today's society since recent years due to MySpace, Facebook, etc, but Social began with Community. Social started way before those places. We first started PC more than ten years ago with a solid core group of dedicated and passionate people. We had a mission to bring together as many fans as we could from around the world and create and unbreakable community that would stand the tests of time. I think we achieved that goal. ^_^ Today, pokecommunity.com continues to run strong by the support of 43 amazing staff volunteers who do everything they do with no monetary reward in return. Some may no longer even have an interest in Pokemon, but they are still there. That's the power of community.