I was born and raised on Cape Cod, but have lived all of my adult life in Pittsburgh, PA.
My mom bought my first computer, a Commodore 64 in 1984. It started out being just for games, then I learned BASIC. After that, it was on to the Amiga 500 which was my first, last and only personally purchased, store-bought computer.
In 1994, I built my first PC (a 486-DX2/66) and have been upgrading and fixing desktop machines ever since.
I am a hardware guy at heart. I know Windows, but I generally don't program (although I spent two years programming exclusively in Visual BASIC). I like the challenge of coding, but find it boring.
Working at Apple is an amazing experience! I've met so many incredibly enthusiastic people and let's face it: they are the #1 tech company in the world.