Happily married and a proud Dad who enjoys spending time with my family as much as possible. I am a Buddhist who sees every aspect of daily life as an opportunity for practice. My main hobbies include strength training, and exploring Portland as well as the surrounding areas.

One of my main passions in life is feeding the mind of my son. As a father, I have been able to rediscover a sense of wonder in learning new things. One vehicle for this has been my involvement as co-leader and mentor with the STEM-based organization, Hacker Guild. Helping other mentors to teach a group of 9 to 13-year-old individuals new skills has been extremely rewarding.

An avid fan of social media, I am typically connected to many channels throughout the day. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet many people through social media, many of which I now consider close friends.

Recently, my interest in social media turned into a new career path for me. After nearly 15 years within the support organization, I was ready for a new adventure.

I moved to the fast-paced world of marketing as a Social Media and Communities Sr. Advisor for Dell Software, where I was responsible for managing their corporate social channels, built a technical blogging program, and assisted in laying the groundwork for them to start their first social support process.

Since then, I have moved on to become the User Community Manager at AWS Elemental. It is an incredible company here in Portland that is part of the Amazon Web Services family. I now spend my days’ building community, helping others, and enjoying every minute of it.

*opinions and thoughts expressed here are my own