I was born on the western slope of Colorado and moved around a few small mining towns in the Rocky Mountains. My family settled down long enough for me to spend 6 years in Green River, Wyoming, which is what I consider my “hometown”. I graduated from high school there and went off to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
I started out in computer science, but decided that I was much more interested in economics, and graduated with an Econ degree. A few days after graduating, I married my college sweetheart, Ciara, and started my first job as an IT support person for the Undergraduate Division at the Wharton School. While it was mostly a support job, I got to do a little bit of programming and really enjoyed ColdFusion, which I’ve been using ever since.
After a couple years of doing ColdFusion and Flex development for the Learning Lab group at The Wharton School, I took a job with WorldClass Strategy, an interactive advertising agency in Seattle. After a stint with Threecast, a small startup using Flash, I joined Adobe as a Rich Internet Application Evangelist.
Because I grew up in Wyoming, I enjoy the outdoors a lot and I blog about technology and the outdoors at trail.digitalbackcountry.com. I like to backpack, do a little rock climbing, and go hiking. I enjoy reading, mostly boring financial books, but I like to read some fiction every once in a while. I also religiously read the Economist every week. I’m a huge hockey fan, but I haven’t ever played. The closest city with a team when I was younger was Denver, so I’m a Colorado Avalanche fan.