About Me

Hiya! It looks like you made it to my web site. Please don't expect anything fancy here, as I don't have much patience with this type of computer work. I prefer working with real time embedded computer systems. That means I like tiny computers that control objects. I'm employed as an aerospace engineer at the Missiles and Space Company of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. You might want to look at some of my recent projects

The best kids in the world
In my spare time I work with 6-7 year olds at my church. They are absolutely wonderful. I also occasionally work with CityTeam Ministries. On many Sundays I work over at the Elmwood Correctional Facility through my church and the Correctional Institution Chaplancy. Sadly, most of the ladies are in jail there because of some bad choices, usually due to recreational drug use. Their stories are heartbreaking. My church is fighting drug abuse by helping with Teen Challenge. This is a Christ centered program that has a phenomenal recovery rate. I'm so thankful that Jesus gives all of us a new start! (And I need that a lot myself!)

I have always been intrigued by the way people's minds work, and how people come to think the way they do. The brain presents an incredibly complex and fascinating problem. It is amazing to see how it is affected by environment, chemistry, and genetics. While playing around on the web, I found this personality test by David Keirsey. Depending on the day or my mood, I'm either an INTJ (mastermind) or an INFJ (mentor) personality. Psychobabble anyone?

I have to confess that I'm quite the bibliophile. I've made up a list of books I've enjoyed. My recreational pursuits are climbing, caving, and mountain biking. You might want to check out my picture page. I am a Fellow of the National Speleological Society (NSS) and a Fellow of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF). Somewhere along the way I was also named an " Outstanding Young American" (Mom and Dad thought that was cool). I spend many weekends doing scientific research in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Lava Beds National Monument with the CRF - California. My interests go beyond cave science and exploration. I am also quite involved in advancing caving safety and techniques. I am certified as a Wilderness First Responder with the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) and in 2000 I completed my instructor qualification training with the National Cave Rescue Commission. I am a charter member of the Western Region Training Committee, and am the founder of their Self Rescue Committee. Under my leadership, the group designed and developed a radical new curriculum for instruction in caving self rescue techniques. I am continuing that work with the Self Rescue Group. I am also a member of the San Francisco Bay Chapter, NSS. In all, I've been keeping pretty busy!

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Last update 12/10/99.