I have two brothers, Jim and Chris, both younger than me; my parents are Larry and Jean. I've lived in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
I went to Wilbert Snow Elementary School in Middletown, Connecticut, Fields Memorial School in Bozrah, Connecticut, and Montville High School in Montville, Connecticut. I didn't go to college or any other post-high school education. Though that's not to say I haven't kept learning!
Through high school I did quite a bit of freelance work, primarily publishing--producing newsletters, posters and the like for various groups.
After graduating high school in 1994 I went to work at the ARRL. I started as a Production Assistant (“desktop publisher”) in the Production Department. In late 1996, the ARRL web site was gaining popularity; I switched jobs to work in the Electronic Publications Branch as an Electronic Publications Production Assistant (“web monkey”). Evenutally I began to assist in producing ARRL’s CD-ROM products and moved away from the web stuff. As the Electronic Publications Project Manager (2000) I was responsible for producing nearly all of the CD-ROM products, handled all of the software technical support, maintained a color-managed environment for the Production and Graphics staff, and consulted on a number of electronic publishing topics (including Adobe Acrobat and PDF, and color management, to name just a few). A few of my photos have been published by the ARRL, too. My employment at the ARRL ended in September, 2005.
In October, 2005, I started working at NETS doing book production, though this quickly shifted over to quality control and template creation. I left NETS in September of 2008.
In April, 2007, Sherree and I started uiNNOVATIONS, LLC, a web development company focused primarily on Movable Type. The business took off quickly and practically all of my nights and weekends were spent working (while days were spent at NETS). In September, 2008, I began working for uiNNOVATIONS as a full-time career!
I've been active in Boy Scouts since my parents brought me to a Tiger Cubs meeting in 1983. I've been a computer geek since my Dad got an Apple IIe in the mid-80s. I've always considered myself an artist--experimenting with pencil, charcoal, airbrush, and clay--but since around 1995 photography has been my creative outlet.