I grew up in the Tampa Bay Area, where I went to high school at a nice school called, "Berkeley Prep." I then went to college at a little technical school in Pittsburg called, "Carnegie Mellon," where I got my BS in Physics. After graduating, I moved to New York City, where I founded a company called, " Hell's Kitchen Systems", which I then moved back to Pittsburgh... After a couple years' struggling, we were acquired by another company called Red Hat ( you might have heard of their primary product, Red Hat Linux ), at which point we were moved to North Carolina... After 2 years of working at Red Hat, I left and returned "hone" to Florida, where my mother was struggling to keep the business, an assisted living facility called Forest Glen Lodge, afloat after my father passed away in a car accident, ten years prior. I essentially took the business over from her, got it turner around, and sold in roughly 2005....whereupon I could choose any place in the work that I wanted to live, and so I chose Austin...! After that, I then founded a company called "Pocket Dyne," which was working on a product when disaster struck! I had always known that, one day, I would have to get heart surgery for a birth defect, and that day had arrived... I got it, and it went bad, leaving my brain anoxic for roughly 14 minutes...! So, ever since then I have been in rehab, first in-patient at a rehab facilit, and then at home from an outfit named, "Rehab Without Walls,," which ended roughly 3 months ago ( at the end of May, 2015 ). Ever since then, I have been undergoing a self-directed recovery plan, of essentially gaming and reading a lot, anything to keep my brain working and engaged!