Prior to founding Hackrod, Mouse was the CEO of the award-winning Entertainment Studio Bandito Brothers. During his ten years at the Helm of Bandito Brothers he architected a unique branded entertainment model with the US Navy SEALs that led to the #1 box office Feature Film “Act of Valor” which he Produced and Directed. Following up on that success, Mouse directed the global media campaign “Hot Wheels for Real” for Mattel that set three Automotive World Records and earned a Cannes Gold Lion , Clio Gold and numerous other awards.
Mouse started his career as a professional motorcycle racer with such accolades as winning the Baja 500, Baja 1000 and starring in the now cult film classic “Dust to Glory”. Across his career in racing, as a stuntman, and as a Hollywood movie director, Mouse realized that his world revolved around taking artists 3D renderings and engineering them for rapid prototyping / manufacturing for the production of entertainment. This led to the launch of a deep research project looking at Future of Making Things. As the thematic focus moved to ‘how three kids in a garage can start a car company’, Hackrod was born.