A: Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Currently, my wife Carol, dogs, and I are living in Pittsburgh, PA.
A: Big enough to have culture, not too big to be overwhelming. It’s a river city, so it’s got great views and lots of cool places to go and take that in. PGH has 4 seasons, lots of history, and other neat places not too far away to go and visit.
A: I love learning. Being in an environment like academia that nurtures learning is a great place to be. The downside to that particular environment from a development perspective, is the lack of project quantity/diversity/complexity. Foster Made attracted me because of their diversity in projects, high quality of work, and their commitment to their clients' needs.
A: I’m gonna go out on a limb here, and I don’t know a lot of superheroes, however, a cool robot turning into a car seems kinda lame (e.g. Bumblebee). I mean if you were this awesome robot that could fly, jump, shoot, etc, why would you ever want to become a car?
A: Ideally I would like to be like a utility player in baseball (apologies for those who don’t like sports analogies!), someone who can play multiple roles, but yet has an area of expertise. For me, that area of expertise will be dictated by the needs of FM.
A: Family time is my foundation - my wife Carol, dogs, kids, grandkids. Around that are interests in gaming, motorcycling, photography, travel, and last but not least, a quiet morning on my porch with a good cigar, cup of coffee, and a book.
A: Classic rock.
But I can’t leave it there. I love music! From ABC to Al Green, from Donovan to Def Leppard, from the Eagles to Eric Johnson, to Linda Ronstadt to Lyle Lovett, from NRBQ to New Order, from Pat Metheny to Pink Floyd, from SRV to Split Enz, from Urban Dance Squad to U2, from Ziggy Marley to ZZ Top, music, in my opinion, is indispensable in life.
A: Mexican food. I love it and could eat it every meal. Vietnamese is probably my least favorite, and only because it’s often heavy on the fish oil, but even then there are still some Vietmanese dishes l enjoy. Pretty much, I enjoy all foods.
A: Contribution! Working with my fellow coworkers to help FM reach its goals and nurture my development skill set.