- York Community High School1983
- Sandburg Jr High
- Edison School
I am a husband and Father to two beautiful
daughters, Taylor and Reese.
Those who knew me when I was younger know that I often stated that I would never get married. Well, sometime around 1994 Aunt Mickey set me up on a blind date with her nail tech (lady that does finger nails). her name was Kathy. Kathy and I really hit it off and have been together ever since. I guess I just never imagined finding the right person. We have been married since 9/95.
I work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a software developer. I manage and develop Air Traffic Control data analysis and replay software. These programs are applications that are used nationally. My main project is TARP. It detects when aircraft get too close. Another project I work on is SOAR. It detects when aircraft have excess space on Final Approach.
I work in a group called the National Offload Program (NOP). NOP offloads RADAR data and uses it for analysis and ATC situation review.
In my spare time I play the drums, among other things. I have been playing the drums since I was about 10 (but took about 12 years off from about18 to 30.) I lived in San Diego, CA for 5 years and at that time was in what I would call my favorite band. We were The CBGB’s and we were a tribute band to the famous CBGB’s bar in NY city. We dressed like the Ramones and covered bands that became famous from playing CBGB’s. Lot’s of Ramones, Talking Heads, Blonde, Police, Elvis Costello, etc. What a blast. We played up and down the coast in Southern California and even played the Sunset Strip in LA.
I am a self-taught computer programmer (.NET) and consider it my hobby and am lucky enough to get paid to do it and call it a career.
I also develop mobile applications for Smart Phones that run on the Android operating system.
I enjoy whiskey and an occasional cigar. I love the water. We have a small boat and enjoy water sports on Diamond Lake Michigan.http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1CHMB_enUS356US356&sourceid=chrome&q=diamon%20lake,%20MI&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Software developer, present
- US Air Force
- Department of Defense
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Buzz (current)