I’m a Principal Engineer working on platform infrastructure with things like Ansible, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and Linux.
The image above is my avatar for most things online. My oldest son drew this a few years back.
I haven’t always been a geek.
Ok, maybe I have. A geek though the years.
And I still like the Saturn V.
I did some fishing as a kid.
And took creative writing classes in high school.
I was really cool my senior year.
My first computer was an Apple II. I programmed my own 2D CAD system that used a joystick for input.
I spent summers during college as a cave guide.
I have a thing for rocks and studied Geology.
I moved to California after college and worked for a few years as an environmental geologist.
But I switched to technology and have been at it since 1990.
I traveled Europe in the early 90’s.
And did a lot of hiking and mountain climbing in the Sierra Nevada.
I’ve done some off-roading, too.
I even had a few motorcycles.
And a few RV’s, too.
Sometimes I even work from my current RV.
I have a thing for trains.
I met my wife in 2007.
We married a year later.
And I suddenly found myself with three kids.
Our oldest got married in Oregon a few years back.
Nowadays we live on our farm in rural Missouri.