About

I grew up an “Army brat” until my dad retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years. We settled down in Winter Park, Florida (a suburb of Disney World), but before he retired I lived Germany (as a baby), California, Japan and North Carolina.  My mom, my sister and I lived with my grandmother on her farm in north Georgia when my dad was stationed overseas in place we couldn’t go (like the garden spots of Korea and Vietnam).

Even as a kid I was fascinated by science, and I always knew I’d end up picking something science-related as a career. I chose engineering partly because my dad worked in that field (and because it paid better than archeology).

So, I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees.  While at Tech I was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.

After graduation, I moved far across the country to work for Advanced Diagnostic Research (ADR) of Tempe, Arizona.  It was a cool job, but after I left the company was absorbed by … somebody else.  Oh well.

So I joined Hewlett-Packard. When HP spun off Agilent Technologies, I went with the part that became Agilent. When Agilent spun off Avago Technologies, I went with the part that became Avago.  Then Avago bought Broadcom and took the Broadcom name. The name badge changes, but the job remains the same (and they keep paying me).

Currently I am a  program manager for Avago Technologies’ ASICs Products Division. My responsibilities include the definition and design of integrated circuits, helping customers with tools issues, package design, test, timing, … you name it.  Jack of all trades, master of none.

My interests outside HP, uh, Agilent, um, Avago, … er, Broadcom include church, hiking; camping, reading, photography, playing with computers, chasing down K-carrier repeater huts, listening to Mark DriscollAndy Stanley, Tim Keller, and John Piper; studying theology; and spending time with my wife and kids.  With this blog I may add “writing” to that list.

But all that’s not the main thing in my life.  To find out about that, keep reading …

<p> I grew up an "Army brat" until my dad retired from the <a

href="http://www.army.mil/"> U.S.  Army</a> after 22 years.  We settled

down in Winter Park, Florida (a suburb of <a href="http://www.disney.com/">

Disney World</a>), but before he retired I lived Germany (as a baby),

California, Japan and North Carolina.  Japan was fascinating!  Even though I

was only there from first through third grades, I still remember a lot

about it.  My mom, my sister and I lived with my grandmother on her farm in

<a href="http://murraycounty.georgia.gov/">north Georgia</a> when my dad

was stationed overseas in place we couldn't go (like the garden spots of

Korea and Vietnam).  </p>

<p> Even as a child I was fascinated by science, and always wanted to

pursue a career in some scientific field.  Although I considered many

different fields of science, I ended up choosing engineering partly because

my dad worked in that field (and partly because it paid better). </p>

<p> I graduated from the <a href="http://www.gatech.edu"> Georgia Institute

of Technology</a> with a Bachelor of <a href="http://www.ee.gatech.edu/">

Electrical Engineering</a> degree in 1978.  I earned a Master of Science of

<a href="http://www.ee.gatech.edu/">Electrical Engineering</a> degree, also

from Georgia Tech, in 1979.  While I was a student at Georgia Tech I was a

member of <a href="http://www.gttx.org/">Theta Xi fraternity</a>. </p>

<p> After graduation, I went to work for Advanced Diagnostic Research (ADR)

of Tempe, Arizona, where I designed analog front-ends and graphics

sub-systems for real-time diagnostic medical ultrasound imaging systems.

Since I left ADR, the company has been absorbed into <a

href="http://www.atl.com/"> Advanced Technology Laboratories</a> of

Bothell, Washington. </p>

<p> In 1984 I joined <a href="http://www.hp.com/"> Hewlett-Packard</a>,

originally working at the Loveland Technology Center in Loveland, Colorado.

When HP spun off <a href="www.agilent.com">Agilent Technologies</a>, I went

with the part that became Agilent.  When Agilent spun off <a

href="www.avagotech.com">Avago Technologies</a>, I went with the part that

became Avago.  The name badge changes, but the job remains the same. </p>

<p> Currently I am a <a href="http://copd.ftc.avagotech.net/">COPD</a>

program manager for the <a

href="http://icbd-web.ftc.avagotech.net/">Fort Collins Product Design

Center</a> of the Avago Technologies Network Solutions Division.  My

responsibilities include the definition and design of integrated circuits.

In my copious spare time, I do system administration and design tool

configuration and maintenance.  Jack of all trades, master of none. </p>

<p> My interests outside <s>HP</s>, uh, <s>Agilent</s> ... um, Avago include

<a href="http://www.crossroadscolorado.com/">church</a>,

hiking,

camping,

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/kindle">reading</a>,

photography,

playing with computers,

chasing down

<a href="http://long-lines.net/places-routes/PontoonBeachIL/index.html">K-carrier

repeater huts</a>,

listening to

<a href="http://www.marshillchurch.org/">Mark Driscoll</a> and

<a href="http://www.northpoint.org/">Andy Stanley</a>,

and spending time with my

<a href="http:images/tricia.jpg">wife</a> and

<a href="http:images/catherine.jpg">kids</a>.

We all live in

<a href="http://www.lovelandfyi.com/">Loveland</a>, Colorado, just down the

road from

<a href="http://www.nps.gov/romo/"> Rocky Mountain National Park</a>. </p>

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