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I was born in 1972 in Englewood, Colorado. When I was 3, my parents moved to Parker where I lived until I was 7. Due to a change in work, my father relocated the family to Bellevue Washington where I lived for nearly 15 years. Since then, I have lived in Mt. Vernon Washington, Kennesaw Georgia, Kailua-Kona Hawaii, Tokyo Japan, Sedona Arizona, Mesa Arizona, Boulder Colorado, Irvine California, Chandler Arizona and San Diego. My primary background is in software engineering & development, and executive business management with recent focus on business and technology virtualization. My hobbies include writing short stories and scripts, which I have been doing since I was 11 years old.

My father worked for Control Data Corporation (CDC) which gave me the unique opportunity to access the PLATO network, the birthplace of online gaming. Throughout the 80’s I was fortunate enough to play historic PLATO titles such as Avatar, Empire, Journey, Wilderness, Drygulch, Labyrinth, Angband, and other online games that defined an upcoming industry (covered in an article I wrote called The Origins of Modern Online Gaming).

My software creations include titles such as Mordor, Demise, Horizons, and Alganon. I also became a published author in 1995 when I wrote my first book “The Visual Basic 4 Network Gaming Adventure Set”, published by the Coriolis Group.

After founding Artifact Entertainment in 1999 and creating Horizons, I started a new company in 2001 called “Pharaoh Productions” but was unable to secure funding for my hybrid MMOG game known as Dominion. In 2004 I decided to take a position with a software company in Irvine, CA as CTO.

In mid-2005 I relocated to Arizona, and in January of 2006, co-founded a new company (QOL) which was the first virtual company in the industry to produce a commercial-grade MMOG. Alganon initially released in December of 2009.

I left QOL in March of 2010 and began private consulting services with a focus on helping companies utilize the latest in software technology, acquire top notch talent, and streamline both productivity and efficiency.

I am an avid supporter of 2nd Amendment Rights and recommend Frontsight Firearms Training Institute to anyone who wishes to receive the best firearms training available in the country. I believe in accountability, responsibility, honor, integrity, and standing against those who inflict harm upon or steal from others. I have a passion for creating worlds, products, companies and teams, and express that passion through programming and development, product design, management, leadership, and productivity.

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