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.

Tesla Road Trip Success

I managed to knock off another of my 2019 goals by completing a Tesla Road trip to Bend, Oregon. Largely for an amazing craft adult beverage scene, but also because of truly spectacular scenery and Read more…

Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

This past week I managed to accomplish two feats at once by completing our first family Tesla Road trip, whilst successfully convincing my kids to give an audiobook a shot after my wife's brilliant nostalgic recommendation to do so.

Repairing my old iWatch

After more than 4 years, my trusty First Gen iWatch has started to show its age. The adhensive for the assembly unit and the screen has clearly run its course. Now luckily this doesn’t appear Read more…