I am an engineering leader with decades of experience architecting enterprise software solutions, leading high performing teams. I live and breathe software and am particularly passionate about SaaS (cloud) and gaming. 

My expertise is with building, motivating and managing software teams while still being strategically involved with the details and technology. As a software engineer at heart, I still love to build things, even if only to mentor and help coach my colleagues towards their potential. I’ve recently started speaking more and driving teams to adopt DevOps and microservice development practices within Kubernetes and/or SAM solutions.

As Jim Carrey beautifully stated, “you can fail at what you don’t like, so you may as well do what you love.” So if you’d like to chat about video games, grab a craft beer, or commiserate on the exciting challenges of software, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message.

I’m actively looking for opportunities to speak at events or conferences in the PNW.

Recent Thoughts, Musings & More

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

Restoring Original NES

While visiting home these past holidays, I managed to excavate my original Nintendo and Super Nintendo. To my great surprise, they appeared to be in excellent condition despite the clear aging and discoloration. Nevertheless, I Read more…

The Ceramic Cup

I heard a story about a former Under Secretary of Defense who gave a speech at a large conference. He took his place on the stage and began talking, sharing his prepared remarks with the audience. He paused to take a sip of coffee from the Styrofoam cup he’d brought on stage with him. He took another sip, looked down at the cup and smiled.