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About Me

I was born in Seattle, Washington.

My current home is in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. I moved to Carmel in the summer of 2013 to take a job with JDSU (JDS Uniphase Corporation). For the most part, anybody who's ever heard of JDSU (other than JDSU employees and cable workers who use their products), know the company because they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when the bottom fell out of the dot-coms in the late 90s. In August 2015, JDSU split into two companies and my employer became Viavi Solutions.

About ten months after the split, I left Viavi Solutions for another job. Now, I work for a company called Stratice Healthcare on an electronic prescription service, initially for prescribing durable medical equipment (DME). The powers that be are working on branching out.

Most of my youth was spent in Portland, Oregon, where I attended some elementary school, all of middle and high school, and got my Bachelor of Science degree at Portland State University. Being the place I've lived longer than any other, growing up, I call Portland my hometown. I don't have tattoos, piercings, don't drink, and don't smoke weed, though, so I guess it's appropriate that I left.

Other places I've lived more than three months are: Texas (Houston and Tomball), Nevada (Reno), northern California (Travis AFB, Vacaville, and Suisun City), and New York City (East Harlem in Manhattan).

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and subscribe to a primarily conservative philosophy. I like to think I'm a reasonable conservative but I suppose everybody sees their own philosophy as reasonable. I call myself republican but this is only because most conservatives are. I rather like the phrase expressed in my dad's self description of "voting against which ever party has caused the most damage recently."

My hobbies include software development, simulation and adventure games, eating (and cooking), and seeing, hearing, and speaking jokes, anecdotes, puns, and silliness bordering on the preposterous.