This is a hobby web site about 3D tech – mostly photography and video but also sometimes 3D printing and 3D scanning.
Who Am I?
My bio used to just say that I had worked in software development and sort of left it at that. I noticed that everyone else boasts of their accomplishments and seems to derive success and recognition from that. Consequently, now at the end of my career, I have finally updated my bio.
I grew up in northern California, worked since the age of 11, finished high school one year early and earned a B.S. in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine, and later in life, an M.B.A. from Gonzaga University (2001, GPA 3.89) and an M.S. in software engineering from Regis University (Dec. 2012, GPA 4.0, thesis on Android power management). I worked and paid for all college tuition myself.
My career spans Silicon Valley to Microsoft and wireless technology at companies including Agilent and Vivato Wireless. I have worked on or managed teams delivering #1 best selling software products, four times.
I have written a dozen books, primarily on software development and have two U.S. patents.
I have held a ham radio license since I was a teen, and in my 20s, was an FAA certificated private pilot. I am also a 3D photographer and author of a book on 3D photography. I spent ten years as a FIRST Robotics mentor, working with high school students in launching their STEM careers. I have also been a volunteer firefighter, a search and rescue volunteer and a Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer.
Throughout my life I had to deal with surviving multiple traumatic brain injuries (one skull fracture, 4 knock out blows that broke bones and bike helmets, and one head injury that led to slow brain and other problems for weeks), , and long lasting effects of TBI. Protect your head; I strongly advise against experiencing TBI.
I am a member of EAA, AMA, ARRL, AMSAT, HiDARG and the Hoverclub of America (I now fly a hovercraft).
I am married to Kim (retired biochemist and R.N.) and a Dad to 3 adult “kids” – oldest daughter is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and Russian linguist, son is a research materials scientist, and youngest daughter is a geologist, microbiologist, cell biologist, hydrologist and geochemist and a staff scientist at an environmental consulting firm.
Paleolithic era Selfie, September 2011 – Livingston, MT
I have a lot of fun experimenting with video creation, 3D photography and 3D videography – please enjoy this web site – your feedback and comments are encouraged!