I got my first job writing code for money in 1975 at the ripe old age of 15 and I’ve been in the Information Technology business ever since.

In that time I have :

  • Written software on Main Frame Computers (IBM & Honeywell)
  • Written software on Mini Computers (Dec, Data General, Wang)
  • Written software on  Micro Computers (PC, CP/M)
  • Coded in Assembly, Basic, D Base, COBOL, FORTRAN, PL/1, ADA, Snobol, “C”, RPG, Pascal, Modula 2 & 3, C++, Delphi, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk, and a few languages you wouldn’t have heard of.
  • Held roles from Programmer Analyst to President & CEO.
  • Been involved in several start-ups and been on both the receiving and lending sides of the venture capital process.
  • Been self employed.
  • Worked for companies as small as 8 people and as large as 80,000.
  • Spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation.
  • Spoken at over 1000 developer events.
  • Managed as many as 400 people.
  • Built “shrink wrap” products, public Web Sites, and line-of-business applications.
  • Specialized in developer security, scale-ability, performance, user interface design, and distributed architectures.

I am employed by the MITRE Center for National Security as a Chief Software Architect, Technical Strategist and Cyber Security / AppSec Consultant.

I am:

  • A happy and thankful husband.
  • A father of two adult and two teenage children.
  • A custodian of four German Sheppards.
  • A trainer of fighting athletes (and a retired fighter myself).
  • A personal defense coach to Women, Children & Men.
  • A firearms instructor and former adjunct at the Sig Sauer Firearms Academy.
  • An avid reader of Biographies, History, Psychology, and Fiction.
  • A handyman, gardener, driver, medic, cook, laborer, psychologist, fan, bank, housekeeper, a friend.

I am motivated by many things including helping others reach for, and attain their goals !

Feel free to contact me by using the contact link on the menu above.