I spend a lot of my free time at my computer. Much (too much) of it is spent on Black Isle Studios roll playing games Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, and Icewind Dale. Occasionally I need the release of a mindless first-person shooter. In those situations the game of choice is Unreal Tournament, but Quake III Arena will do as well. When I'm not lost in some computer game somewhere, I'm usually working on my web site or messing around with my Linux server.
But there is a life beyond computers, and when that's the life I'm living I enjoy activities such as volunteering at Grace Church Roseville as a sound technician for the Face to Face service, attending large group meetings of Macalester Christian Fellowship as a volunteer, reading science fiction or fantasy novels, and visiting with friends.
My secondary education is from Red Rock Central High School, in Lamberton, Minnesota. I graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1996. I was highly involved in band, choir, academic decathlon, and setting up the computer network.
I have no immediate plans for graduate school, but am still considering the possibility of returning to the classroom to obtain a graduate degree in Computer Science.
Prior to accepting employment at Honeywell I held a number of part time jobs during and around my time as a student at Macalester College. The most important of these was my job at RRCNET, which I have been involved with since its inception in 1996. RRCNET provided me with a lot of practical experience with Novell Netware, Digital Alpha, RedHat Linux, and Bay Networks Remote Access Servers. Additionally, I did some programming, mostly in Perl.