Shortly after graduating from college with a degree in Anthropology (which is surprisingly useful in analyzing businesses), Toby discovered investing and Fooldom. He locked away his Marxist leanings in the Ivory Tower, and is now a card-carrying capitalist. No, it's not Eggshell.
When he found himself curling up with 10-K's at night, he realized his gigs in film and publishing weren't quite in line with his interests. His first Fool submission ran in March 2007, and he went full-time soon after.
Toby got thrown head first into the energy sector, and initially didn't know a drill bit from a derrick. Now he has to refrain from speaking in an odd oil patch dialect that only roughnecks and wildcatters can understand. Alternative energy sources like solar, nuclear, and biofuels also compete for his attention.
Toby wrote for the Fool from New York City, Bangkok, and Los Angeles until he hung up his jester's cap in February 2011. He now consults for a value-oriented investment firm based in Texas.