Who I Am

Hi there.

Some times you don’t really want to know a whole lot about the folks who work for/with you. If this is one of those times, click quickly click here.

If you do want to know more about me and what it might be like for us to work together, approved here you go:

I have been providing IT support in one capacity or another since 1987. My first geek job was training incoming students at my college on how to use WordPerfect for DOS. I’ve been the Assistant Dean for Information Technology at the University of Oregon School of Law. I’ve been the Executive Director of a nonprofit technology assistance organization for ten years. I’ve done trainings to audiences of 200 and offices of 2. I’ve managed staff, created budgets, raised money, written grants and organized events.

I have a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Environmental Studies.

I’m a parent to two daughters. I’m a (hopefully fairly good) partner to my wife.

I believe that human-made climate change will significantly impact our lives and the planet in the coming years.

With my wife and friends, I co-authored a guidebook about beer that people, to our surprise, continue to purchase. I ride a bike a lot–not in a “weekend 40+ mile ride” sort of way but in a “get the kids to school, run errands, visit clients” way. I really like to garden, make jam, preserve food and bake bread. I own and use a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop and a desktop computer. I’m an active volunteer at my daughters’ school.

I’ve been lucky to work in higher education and with nonprofits and small businesses for going on 25 years–helping to figure out how technology can make a positive difference in how we work, communicate, learn and (ideally) create meaningful change and improve our communities and the planet.