As a military brat, I traveled extensively as a kid, which you can see from my “Journeys” page. That has carried forward to my adult life; I still love to travel and do so as often as I can. I was an only child, so I spent a great deal of time immersed in books, which I still try to find time for.
I finished high school in Colorado in the mid 90’s, then joined the Navy directly and earned the rank of E-4 as a Machinist’s Mate (CBE). After bouncing around the world for a few years I finally settled in Florida, near my last duty station. I worked as a bartender while attending college, where I studied computer science, film, literature, and design.
My two beautiful daughters were born in 2006 and 2009, and my wonderful step daughter was born in 2010.
I am married to an amazing woman who is becoming as big of a nerd as I am, and could not be more supportive of my myriad interests.
My interests include spending time with my girls, riding motorcycles, delving into new technologies, watching the Denver Broncos, enjoying music of almost every variety, competitive shooting, woodworking, BBQ and amateur cookery, and goofing off with my enormous black lab service dog, “Miles” and his Chiweenie sidekick “Poe”.
I am an amateur writer, penning several short stories and works of poetry, some published, most not. In 2008 while visiting Ireland I fused my love of writing, photography, and beer into a coffee table book, “Àilean Beóir: A Boozer’s Tour of the Emerald Isle“. I have also finished the first full draft of my tabletop role-playing game “Legendary”, which will be published by Lulu press and available for purchase in June of 2020.
I have worked professionally in IT since 2004, and as a software architect since 2008, specializing in user interface design and experience, something I am still extremely passionate about. In 2013 I moved into management, and since then I’ve held positions as Director of Product Development, Director of Engineering, and Practice Director. You can click here to view my resume.
I identify as an artist, a veteran, an engineer, a scientist, a poet, a humanist, and a father.
Not necessarily in that order.
About This Site
Dream in Hex is a site devoted to my interests, and is basically my little corner of the web where I can post articles, news, information, art, stories, and things I’d like to keep or link to. Much of this is for my own personal use, but I’ve taken the time to attempt to organize everything for general consumption. Feel free to browse and leave a comment if you’re so inclined.
Thanks for visiting.