• Went to The University of Oklahoma for undergrad.
    • (Just ’cause you asked: because they gave me a full-ride academic scholarship.)
  • Start-up years: 1999-2003
    • Co-founded a web startup in Seattle
    • Worked for another web start-up in Iowa
    • Started my own web consulting company, also in Iowa
  • Got married in 2002. Still am. Its awesome.
  • 2003: started working at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, originally as a software engineer. Still work there.
  • In 2005 we had a boy, in 2006 we had a girl, in 2008 we had a boy.
    • I would – and do – choose to spend time with my family over anything else. Straight up fun. Also mountains & bikes are cool. And mountain bikes. 
  • 2008: Became an engineering manager. First Software, then Systems. Led teams of up to 36 people.
  • Did that until 2014 when I became a Technical Project Manager (TPM)
    • (e.g. the primary technical focal for the aircraft program & the customer).
  • My whole time at Rockwell Collins I’ve worked on business jets like this one. I want one.
  • 2010: The University of Iowa gave me an MBA.
  • 2012: Steven’s Institute of Technology gave me a Systems Engineering & Architecting Master’s Certificate.
  • Also in 2012 I wrote a short novel, inspired by that time I went to Mozambique.
  • I’m a Sunday School teacher. No kidding. I’ve done 7th, 8th, 9th, 4th, & 5th grades. Now I’m doing 2nd & 3rd grade. Its one of those things that gets funner the more you do it.
  • In 2015 we lost some close family members in a terrible auto accident and moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Cedar Falls, Iowa.
    • There’s more about what happened here, here, and here. It was very hard and we’re still struggling with it. Always will. 
  • I’ve been a part of some really great churches over the years. Since the move we’ve been a part of Orchard Hill Church.
  • Since the move I’ve been a remote-worker. Yep, its different.
  • Lately I’ve been playing around with Raspberry Pi & woodworking. (And sump pumps… long story…)
  • The best way to contact me is to take the name of this website (my name) and put “@gmail” between the z and the dot.