I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I started my career as a Software Engineer in the heart of the Silicon Valley. As a Systems Software Engineer and Technical Lead, I have over 30-years of proven experience in the design, prototype, development and debugging of commercial software products. I have worked in small pre-IPO and fortune 100 companies, and even ridden the wave of an IPO. With several pending patents, I am an expert in the development of high-quality, innovative product solutions. Skilled in all phases of the software development project life cycle, I have taken products from customer requirements through to implementation and enhancement. Currently, I'm living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota.
My Professional Journey
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly Cray, Inc.)
Expert Systems Software Engineer, Since November 2014
Twin Cities, MN
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global leader in supercomputing; designing and building some of the worlds most advanced computing systems for government, industry and academia. Cray initially hired me as a contractor in 2012. 18 months later I was hired permanently. In 2019, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquired Cray.
Development of HPE Cray EX Image Management System (IMS)
Technical Presenter at the 2018 Cray Users Group (CUG) conference in Stockholm, Sweden
Team Scrum master
Development of Cray XC-50 Image Management Tools
Development of OpenStack based Cray Management System
Development of OpenStack Managed E-Login Node
SoCoCo : Social Communications Company
Senior Software/Network Infrastructure Engineer, Summer 2012 - Fall 2014
Mountain View, CA & Twin Cities, MN
Sococo Team Space is a real-time, high-availability SAAS application offering a virtual online "office" environment. Using the Team Space client, Team Space members can login to their virtual office from the comfort of their home, or remote location, click into each other’s offices or a shared conference room, and talk, share screens & video, make phone calls and chat instantaneously all with the ease of the cloud.
Cisco Systems is a leading supplier of networking solutions including network routers, switches and VoIP & video conferencing solutions. Worked in Cisco's elite Emerging Technologies Group tasked with developing and incubating next-generation, $Billion product ideas.
SurfControl Software (formerly Surfwatch Software)
Senior Software Engineer, 1997 - 2001
When installed on a PC, enterprise-proxy server or corporate firewall, SurfWatch prevents access to Internet sites deemed inappropriate, including those which are sexually explicit or a variety of other categories.
Mustang Software was a leading developer of Bulletin Board Systems (BBS's) providing online messaging, file transfer and interactive gaming before the Internet became popular.
Boy Scouts Of America
Wood Badge Trained (2017)
Wood Badge Staff (2021)
Wood Badge is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. While it is rich in scouting history and tradition, participants spend 6 full days and nights learning modern leadership theories from contemporary scholars such as Ken Blanchard (author of the One Minute Manager series of books), Stephen R. Covey (author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle-Centered Leadership), and Spencer Johnson (author of Who Moved My Cheese).
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Expired
First Aid & CPR Certified
Cubmaster for Boy Scouts of America Pack 297 in Roseville, MN
Licensed HAM Radio Operator with the call sign KF6W0Q
I have studied culinary arts at numerous cooking schools, including l'Ecole Ritz-Escoffier in Paris France and the Tante Marie Cooking School in San Francisco, California
Travel, especially international