I grew up in beautiful Minnesota (or Minne-SNOW-ta as some people call it). I graduated with a degree in computer science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1991. After working as a consultant and contract programmer for several years in Chicago, my family and I moved to Waxhaw, NC. Since 1998, I have worked on various SIL language software projects to help linguists and translators do their jobs. I am fluent in Spanish, which I learned from my wife.
In addition to my software work, I also enjoy swimming and other water sports, baking and cooking, day hiking, and working with youth. Since 2015, my wife and I have been welcoming foster children into our home.
I'm from Northern Ireland and I have a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge. I've been working on the Linux side of Keyman since May 2018. Prior to that I've been working as a software developer and/or volunteering on various free and open software projects.
I enjoy audax, other non-speedy cycling, and board games.