What makes me… me!
Writing a bio can be a little bit daunting. I’m not sure what I really want to say here. I guess the best thing I can do is share a lit about what makes me who I am. I think it is sorta like a recipe – a little of this, some of that, stir and serve.
So… my main ingredients include: family, work, and my passions – cycling, live music, gym, exploring, food, etc.
I’m an IT guy and always have been. My first experience with computers came in the late 70s when my dad brought home a TRS-80 computer from work. I loved learning about how it worked and trying to program it in BASIC. One of my favorite computers was a Commodore Amiga that I got when I was in high school. It introduced me to multimedia and the creative side of tech.
After high school, I joined the Air Force and was trained to be a computer systems specialist. I worked in communications and space operations. Yep, space operations – I was lucky enough to work in the AF equivalent of NASA’s Mission Control complex. It was pretty exciting and I ended up working many satellite launches and 33 Space Shuttle missions.
My tech career continued after my 10 years in the Air Force. I worked in Silicon Valley for a couple of large technology hedge funds before switching over to government work as a contractor. Eventually, I landed a federal job for the Federal Highway Administration where I currently work.
I also love tech outside of work, too. I like investigating and testing out all sorts of new gadgetry like home automation, wearables, and the latest mobile technologies. And I have also built many websites over the years including this one.