I’m an avid programmer, wanna-be chef, and in my spare time I run so that I don’t become an amorphous blob from my first two passions.
I live with my super cool and very patient
girlfriend fiance Kimberly in beautiful Naples Florida. She’s actually documenting our upcoming Italy vacation using the power of the internet. We have a menagerie of two dogs and two cats that ensure our house is perpetually covered in loose fur.
I started programming when I was 15 when my mother took at course in C++ when she went back to school. She wasn’t a huge fan, but I picked it up and moved on to doing web design and eventually went to college for computer science at the University of Toledo (Go Rockets!).
Currently, I work for Surround Technologies working on our flagship product Accelerator for .Net as well as doing client consulting. I spent most of my time writing ERP software using technologies such as C#, WPF, MVC< Microsoft SQL server and DB2. In my free time I've been doing a lot of PHP coding using the Laravel framework. I've also been refreshing myself on Javasript and JQuery.
This stems from my love for eating. I’ve found you can save a lot of money by making great food yourself. I have a barrel smoker that I use to grill and smoke anything and everything, my favorites being pork butt and my ‘world famous’ beef jerky.