Expert Generalist. A very suitable description for a person who is unable to sit still and who, instead, thrives on learning new topics and new techniques of old ideas. If I’m not learning something new or doing something interesting, I’m probably asleep.
I’m a 17 year I.T. professional. This is the cliched “day job” and it’s one I’m good at. During my tenure in the industry I have built key business processes to accommodate for rapid, year-over-year growth, been invited to be keynote speaker at industry conferences, integrated technologies and become an expert in the field of network, server, and application performance monitoring.
As a photographer I specialize in fine art photography and teaching photography. “Fine Art” photography is not so much the photography of pre-created fine art, but rather using photography to create fine art. I greatly enjoy still life photography and the photography of particular moments in time, a simple moment captured between the past and the future.
As a parent I feel that children should be encouraged to play games that are not electronic – I call them either “tabletop” or “analogue” games, respectively. I have begun design games with the family in mind, ranging from games for younger children, to middle school, and high school children. The best part about having children while designing games is that they get to assist in designing them!
Creative Solution Architect
One thing that having four children has taught me is that there is never only one solution for any particular question. Many times the most fun creative solutions are those from questions that are not even asked: have a backyard without grass and not much sunlight? Instead of trying to grow grass, perhaps turn the yard into an outdoor art gallery, or put down some pavement and make it a small basketball court. Everyone can be creative; all it takes is a spark to get the flames roaring.