I was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Ohio, and currently live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Utah
I’ve always been interested in technology and creating things, buying my 1st computer, a Commodore 64 with money earned mowing lawns and babysitting. My 1st woodworking project was a custom hutch to hold the C64 and all it’s peripherals off my desk to leave room for drawing and drafting.
I have a wonderful family with 4 creative, talented children and one equally talented daughter in law. We enjoy all things Star Wars, cosplaying, gaming and debating about all of those topics.
I’ve got my degree in elementary education, but have worked in IT my entire career. I worked my way up from lab assistant to Director of Technology in a school district, worked for an Internet startup (American Cybercasting), helped found a managed services company (Centric Technologies) and currently work as the IT Manager and OT Engineer for a manufacturing company with 14 plants across the US and Mexico.
I enjoy being creative and have a side business where I create movie prop replicas and other 3D printed and woodworking creations. I enjoy slinging my wares at comic cons where I get paid to cosplay and have a great time with my family.
I also love animals and share my home with my dog Atari and an ever changing number of cats and fish. My backyard houses chicken, quail and many birdfeeders to attract other flying friends.