I've been developing user interfaces and application software out of San Jose, California in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 20 years. In addition to working on some enjoyable and recognizable projects during this time, I have also written books for the technical publisher O'Reilly Media and taught at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension.
I attended Purdue University where I received a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in French in 1992. Later I did some advanced coursework at Stanford University. During my years as an undergraduate, I also spent time on the tennis teams at LSU and Purdue, and did some flight training through Purdue's aviation program. I currently hold a commercial pilot certificate. It's not in use at the moment, but it once led to a visit aboard the aircraft of the Vice President of the United States.
Outside of software development, I spend time enjoying tennis, piano, culinary interests, and winemaking with one of the smallest wineries in California, Coterie Cellars, which my wife and I have owned and operated since 2007.