Hi, I’m Rusty Blazenhoff.*
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 friends invited me to go desert camping. That trip turned out to be Burning Man, where I found my counterculture clan – including (but not limited to) the randomly-gathered network of free spirits of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. 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, the Burning Man Project, Boing Boing, Allee Willis, Laughing Squid, Dangerous Minds, and Archie McPhee.
I still live in the Bay Area, in sunny Alameda with my 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.