Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Went to college at Purdue and got a BS in mechanical engineering. Went to Cornell for graduate school and got a MS in mechanical engineering. Then ended up in the San Francisco bay area in California doing software engineering for the past 20 years or so. I have worked on conceptual aircraft design software, radar warning receiver software, and now satellite flight software.
I love to day hike and am off most weekends hiking in one of the many many parks in the San Francisco bay area. I successfully hiked to the top of Mt Whitney and back in one day on August 30, 2011.