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).
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 Driscoll, Andy 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 …