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.

Amplify Jobs

One of the things I miss most despite having an amazing opportunity and good fortune in my career is the ability to actually write code day-to-day. I finally found some time to get around to Read more…


Caffeine was quick to get through but a fascinating history lesson on a chemical that has become so intertwined in our lives that as I learned in the book we can hardly differentiate consciousness without Read more…