Our cats, Eureka (the tortoise shell on the left) and Perdito (the Turkish Van on the right).
I'm a program manager for Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. in Colorado Springs. I started in February 2006. Prior to that, I spent a few months consulting for ITT Industries, Systems Division.
From August 2000 until August 2005, I was the Reservations Automation Manager at Premiere Global Services, Inc. (formerly Premiere Conferencing) in Colorado Springs, where I worked in the Information Systems Department. My team developed software used in-house to support our global telephone conferencing operations. Much of our work was done using Borland's Delphi application development tool. I've posted some photos from a recent trip to the Premiere office in Ireland.
My previous position was at Mission Research Corporation in Colorado Springs, where I worked in the Software and Systems Development Division, working on digital signal processing applications using Analog Devices SHARC processors. I'd previously worked at MRC from 1983 to 1996 in the Radiation Hardening Division. MRC was purchased by ATK in early 2004.
Prior to my second career at MRC, I spent a year with the TurboPower Software Company as a Senior Software Engineer. TurboPower was, at the time, a leader in tools development for Delphi programmers. I helped develop FlashFiler 1.0, a client-server database system, and was the lead developer of Abbrevia 1.0, a component for adding PKZip compatible compression utilities to your application. I also contributed to Orpheus 3.0, TurboPower's award-winning data entry library. Most of TurboPower's tools are now available as open-source projects at SourceForge.
During my free time, I'm interested in many diverse areas. Recently, I've been working on my family's genealogy.
I'm actively involved in table tennis. In 2008, I've directed the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region 13 Championships, will be the co-commissioner of the State Games of the West, and will be the Team Leader for the US Paralympic Table Tennis Team at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
In my spare time, I've done some game programming - including working on History of the World. The game was developed completely in Delphi 1 by Colorado Computer Creations and produced by the Avalon Hill Game Company. The game was released in May 1997, and though it received several favorable reviews, sales have been disappointing. Avalon Hill was purchased by Hasbro.
My wife Susan is active in local theatre groups, including The Colorado Springs Repertory Theatre Company, Colorado College, the Colorado Opera Festival, the Star Bar Players, and TheatreWorks. Susan was one of the Costume Designers for the Colorado Springs Repertory Theatre's production of Sunday in the Park with George. In 2007, the Pikes Peak Arts Council nominated Susan for an award in the "Theatre Behind the Scenes" category "Best Costumes" for her work in the Colorado Springs Repertory Theatre Company productions of She Loves Me and The Pirates of Penzance. Susan's costumes have also been seen at the Midwest Hair Show, during a presentation by Gertrude's Salon. Susan has also taken up belly dancing, and is now creating belly dancing costumes.
Pictures of the wedding dress that Susan designed for our friends Melissa and Gregg finally appeared after several months of searching. Susan's costumes won awards at the 2001 Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade. Susan's work was also seen in the Body Packaging, the Third Millenium show.
The design muse doesn't strike Susan alone. Susan and I collaborated on a bit of furniture design when we couldn't find end tables for our living room. We've also put together a table top fountain that makes use of all those computer CD-ROMs that we get in the mail.