Hawg began simming when he joined Starfleet Online (later Spacefleet Online) on America Online on September 8, 1991. He served as a sim host in SFOL from October 18, 1993 to ca 1996. He later joined the Federation Sim Fleet on June 7, 2005 and became a sim host in the club on August 4 of that year. In October, he was made the executive officer of the FSF's Gamma Fleet. In October 2006, he was promoted, becoming the commanding officer of the FSF's Space Fleet, a position he held until 2012.