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 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni isolates the five dysfunctions of a team into digestible and approachable topics that can be quickly and systematically improved. I found this book to be extremely approachable, and am able to quickly address Read more…

Summer Project Part 2

There are few things as miserable as digging even the most reasonable of holes in Washington State. You really have not experienced frustration until you’ve tried to hand dig in rocky soil. I eventually caved Read more…

Summer Project

Living in the Pacific Northwest, unless you are wildly lucky or gloriously wealthy chances are you do not have a large backyard. We are apparently neither, so our “yard” has been transformed into more of Read more…