I love learning about the world around me and I strive to do things well. I value deep understanding and often ask lots of questions in order to develop it.

I think a lot about what it means to be a good leader, and the enormous impact that leadership has (positive and negative) on organizations and people. I take personal integrity and responsibility very seriously.

I'm very conscious of my community and my environment. I like living in urban settings where I can rely on walking, bicycling, and public transit for my daily commute and errands.

I'm fascinated by animals of all shapes and sizes. My family's parrot, Roo, loves to sit on my lap and makes an admirable effort not to poop on my jeans.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Classical music, especially from the Baroque era
  • Cooking and eating food from all cultures
  • Applied mathematics
  • Programming languages
  • Exploring nature and cities, on foot or by bicycle
  • Linux and the open-source community