Rusty Blazenhoff, photo by Kristen Wrzesniewski

Hi, I’m Rusty Blazenhoff.*

Thanks for stopping by.

This is me in a nutshell:

I grew up (but not all that much) on Cape Cod, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area because I heard that’s where the weirdos went (searching, like me, for the Others). Shortly after arriving in the mid-1990s, some new friends invited me to go “desert camping.” That trip turned out to be Burning Man, where I connected with my counterculture clan. Things pretty much went freaky from there.

My journey here has been full of grand ups and crushing downs, yet I’ve never lost my enthusiasm for adventure and the quirky, offbeat side of life. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the world’s most outrageous creators, including Pee-wee Herman, Allee WillisBoing Boing, Children’s Fairyland, Burning Man, Dangerous Minds, and Archie McPhee.

I still live in the Bay Area, in the island city of Alameda, with my teen daughter SJ and my fur-child Missy. I make a mean Fluffernutter.

See what I’m up to now.

*Yes, this is my real name.

photo by Kristen Wrzesniewski