I'm a longtime software designer, with more than a decade of experience managing engineering projects relating to building automation, electric utilities, and an energy technology called demand response. I hold two patents related to energy management, and have filed for three more.
I'm the very proud father of a young woman with Down syndrome, and the owner of a sainted Welsh Pony named Skyz the Limit (both shown in my avatar). Annie and I drive Sky in 4-H shows; I'm a longtime 4-H leader, an instructor in therapeutic (carriage) driving for the handicapped, and recently retired from my role as a regional safety official with the U.S. (Three Day) Eventing Association.
I'm the music director of my church--I'm heavily involved with organ music using a virtual instrument library named Hauptwerk; I'm heavily involved with the Sibelius music notation application, and I'm very active in the user communities of both.
In 1979 I was an innocent, impressionable college student at Penn who fell victim to the enchantments of a stunningly beautiful Campus Crusade staff worker. Thirty-two years and three children later, she is still the woman I adore.