I am an engineering leader with over 15 years experience delivering highly distributed and scalable software solutions. My philosophy aggregates the brilliance of total motivation (TOMO), radical candor, and “starting with why,” combined with two decades of experiences building and leading award winning, high performing delivery teams. A craftsman at heart, I am most effective in environments where I can be strategically hands on while fostering the creativity and expertise of my teams.

I’m actively looking for opportunities to speak at events or conferences about Kubernetes, AWS, Biotech, software/leadership, or anything else you’d like to listen to me talk about. I’m always open to meeting for coffee/beer in the Seattle area to talk technology, software, or sports.

Recent Thoughts, Musings & More

A sample of the most recent posts involving life, leadership, reading and other rants & raves.

The Everything Store

I have been a “power customer” for over a decade, and a Prime member since ~2008, and now I have the luxury of being part of the Amazon machine working within the AWS group. Even Read more…

AWS Amplify

Today was my first real day working at Amazon; specifically AWS. I’m blessed with the privilege to lead the Amplify Console team within the AWS Amplify group, and I could not be more excited.

Music that Inspires

The other day I had the pleasure of enjoying Glen Hansard live at the Moore Theater in Seattle. Mr. Hansard is a (shockingly) singer, song-writer, actor and artist from Ireland who until the last 5-10 Read more…