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.

Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Moment of Lift is the type of reading that will literally change the way you look at and think about the world. Melinda Gates does an astonishing job of sharing her journey of learning about women, poverty, and empowerment in a way that is both humbling and inspiring.

Christmas in July

After many months of planning and prepping and waiting for Amazon Prime Day, and Newegg’s clone of Prime Day, we finally have arrived at a full collection of components for a complete dual-PC custom-mod setup Read more…