Hi, I'm Pat Castaldo.

I believe the best things in life are participatory.

I run the Land Gallery and co-founded buyolympia.com.

I also design award winning Mac software, mostly relating to scales, mailing and shipping.

I'm a really lucky guy. I've got an amazing, beautiful wife that plays rollerderby and a handsome, genius son.

I live in Portland, Oregon and spend time drinking coffee during the day and sparkling white wine at night. Oh, and yeah, I love to eat.

I take pictures and keep them on flickr and instagram.

In my free time, I like to play pinball. I mean, like a lot of pinball. In fact, I've once played in more tournaments in three years than anyone else in the world. I play so much pinball I'm in a pinball gang.

Back in the old-days, I used to live in Olympia, Washington, was president of a film society, chair of the Planning Commission and sat on the Heritage Commission.

I went to college at Evergreen, wrote some COBOL for the state, and worked on the design for quite a few album covers, while also helping run a small record label and put on some music festivals.

Two of my favorite past-times are making animated GIFs of my friends and writing about fatherhood and motorized vehicles.

I'm not sure why my bio sounds reads like something on a dating site, but, oh well?