Geoff dropped out of graduate film school to become singer/songwriter and touring musician. After his band broke up and he had to consult a lawyer, Geoff attended law school at U.S.C. Upon graduation, he practiced law in private practice with a large firm in California, leaving before becoming a partner to join Patagonia, Inc. as General Counsel. Geoff has been in-house counsel for companies in a number of business sectors, an entrepreneur (including co-founder of an independent record label, which is how he got to Austin), and an independent consultant/strategist in corporate social responsibility, organizational development and leadership. Along the way he has served as a board member/leader/legal advisor for many non-profits.