creative. innovative. experienced. technologist. composer. hacker. geek.

I have 25 years of technology experience working in higher education, private consulting, and scrappy startups.  I play the CTO role for a large institution by day. I believe computer security doesn’t have to be painful or confusing. I’m passionate about Open Source technologies and solutions.  I’ve designed and built a number of high performance computing clusters for particle physics and financial research. I’ve built CMS systems and extended others. I’ve worked with massive budgets and those hanging by a shoe string. I believe in being agile in development, operations, and problem solving. Continuous improvement is possible, it just takes a little effort.

I compose and perform music.  It’s my passion.  A conduit of expression and my personal way of connecting with people.  I’ve written for film and modern media.

I am married to a wonderful wife and I have three awesome children. Currently, I live in Middletown, Connecticut. I’m an avid gamer, a lover of film and a supporter of art.  I’m an avid fisherman and firearms enthusiast.

Creativity is passion.