Welcome to my first WordPress site. I am a software engineer from the prehistoric age, having started as an entry-level programmer at EssexBank in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1980. I moved my way through mini-computers at Wang Laboratories and Digital Equipment Corporation, where I worked on operating systems and device drivers. I even have my name in the DEC Ultrix source code for writing the 3MAX SCSI driver (in scsi.h)!
Next, I worked for 3 startups: Teloquent Communications, Northchurch Communications, and Cedar Point Communications. Northchurch was acquired by Newbridge Networks, which was then
itself acquired by Alcatel. Cedar Point created one of the first Class 5 telephone switches for the cable industry, and we beat out Cisco to be the first supplier for Comcast, the world's largest cable company.
The final phase of my career took a turn to more traditional IT, when I got a position at Bright House Networks in Tampa, FL. I started doing a few small Java and C# projects, but ended up learning Salesforce coding, which I have done now for about 3 years.
My hobbies are bird watching, bird photography, and guitar.