Parzybok is the creator of Gumball
Poetry, a (now defunct) journal published through gumball machines,
the Psychic Book Project
and the Black Magic
Insurance Agency, a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt. His projects
have twice been selected as Best of Portland for the Willamette
Guy Who Walks His Talk" and "Best
Quarter's Worth of Culture."
Parzybok's previous jobs include: congressional
page, ghostwriter for the governor of Washington, web developer,
Taiwanese factory technical writer, asbestos removal janitor, potato
sorter, advertising copywriter, waiter, house painter, caterer,
UPS unloader, alphabetizer, grocery clerk, and carpenter's apprentice.
Besides freelancing, his most recent start
up is Walker Tracker,
a walking community for pedometer enthusiasts.
He received a BA in Creative Writing from the Evergreen
State College, Olympia, WA. He has lived in Central America, Taiwan,
R.O.C., Ecuador, up and down the Pacific Northwest, and now lives
in Portland, Oregon, with the writer Laura Moulton and their two