I have an unusual background for a tech guru. Before entering the technology field, I studied theatre and international relations. I have served as a nonprofit executive director, a writer and editor, and as a sales and marketing executive.
I think every technology initiative benefits from someone who gets tech, but not at the expense of getting people. My varied background enables me to bring a holistic understanding to organizational dynamics and the often-fraught human-tech interaction.
I was born and raised near Cleveland, OH. Since then, I have spent time in Boston, Chicago, and Stockholm, finally settling in the Washington, DC metro area in 1987. I live in Takoma Park, Maryland with my graphic designer wife, our dog and two cats. In my spare time, I dabble in political activism: see my blog, Left-Hand View.
Freedom House, IT Director
IREX, IT Projects Manager (2000s), Writer/Editor (1990s)
Community IT Innovators, Director of Marketing
Gartner (world’s largest IT think tank), Federal Account Manager
Potomac Area Council of Hostelling International, Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, Assistant Director for Programs
Congressional Research Service, Foreign Affairs Researcher
University of Maryland/University College, MS in Technology Management
University of Stockholm, Sweden, Fulbright Scholar
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, MA in International Relations
Northwestern University, BS in Speech/Theatre