An Analog Hero for a Digital Age


Random thoughts on the writer life, small business, traditional architecture and city design, and steady state, sustainable economic policy.


Tres Crow is the CEO and Co-Founder of City Data Company, creators of the event mapping technology Walkabout, writer, and advocate for sustainable design, architecture, and economic policy, and the small businesses that make it all possible.

During his 12 year career Tres has walked an eclectic path, mastering a wide variety of positions and industries. From banking to insurance, fiction and freelance copy-writing to frontman for multiple bands, from a membership manager at an entrepreneurial organization to the CEO of his own technology firm, Tres has seen the business world from nearly every conceivable angle.

With over a decade of experience in sales and marketing, Tres has worked successfully in a variety of industries--as a banker,

membership coordinator, marketing and copywriting freelancer, as well as a sales and operations manager at both regional and national retail banks, giving him a wide-ranging perspective on the challenges facing small businesses.

Tres has an MBA from the University of West Georgia and a BA in History from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society, and he served as the Director of Membership for the Ritz Group, a Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center, and is now the Chief Marketing Officer for Skyfire Consulting, the nation’s leading Public Safety UAV experts.

He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two sons.