Theo Tigno is the creator and author of Dawg's thought, a ministry that started in 1995.
A friend of his asked him to be a God-father for her daughter. He told her what it entailed (she was not Catholic). In the weeks that followed, Theo left a floppy disk every morning on her car that had a document with a scripture passage and what it meant.
As Theo Tigno did this, he thought it would be a great idea to send what he was writing out by email. When he would hear someone interested in the faith, he would ask them if he could add them to the list. Soon, the list was built up.
Theo himself came to the faith later in life. In his senior year in high school, he went on a retreat for the St. Joseph CCD class with some of his high school friends. He found a different life that centered around Christ and the Church versus what he knew in living a life centered on the self. As a response to the invitation that he received, he saw this as a way to invite others to come to know the beauty of the faith.
Two other milestones in the Dawg's thought ministry came in the new millenium. The first came when he talked to Fr. Manuel Hewe, who asked him why he wasn't using the readings from the day. The second came when he launched dawgsthought.com as a way to test out a website he did some work on (thewebchoice.com). This allowed others to sign up for the daily scripture reflections.
Along with this ministry, Theo is heavily involved with music ministry as a singer, guitarist, bassist, and composer. He currently serves at the parish he belongs to, St. Thomas the Apostle (Phoenix, AZ), as well St. Jerome (Phoenix, AZ), Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Scottsdale, AZ). He also started an acoustic band (Polk Street Band) that focused on the dignity of the human person. All the songs were written from his encounters with others as well as his own struggles living according to the Gospels.
Recently, he released a solo album called RESTORED, ten songs that he has written and recorded live before the Blessed Sacrament. You can find out more about the album at theotigno.com and you can subscribe to his blog at Feedburner.
He is also involved with pro-life work (he was part of the early community at Maggie's Place) as well as young adult ministry in Phoenix, Arizona (he is currently the president of the board of directors for Catholic Retreat for Young Singles - CRYS).