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 Time of Contempt

The Time of Contempt is the second book in the Witcher Series by Andrzej Sapkowski and again I marvel at the wonderful character development and epic storyline that continues. I cannot help but see transparent Read more…

So good they can’t ignore you

Key Takeaways Career Capital is the essential currency which can lead directly to fulfillment and happiness if “spent” appropriately. For example, after several years of doing great work, it would not be difficult to ask Read more…