Over 20 years ago, we moved to Silicon Valley from Seattle to get closer to the epicenter of the high-tech startup activity. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with Sun Microsystems and Apollo Computer when engineering workstations were empowering the EDA revolution, helped lead an open graphics standards effort as high-performance 3-D graphics began moving to desktop systems and joined the database world when it seemed the sky was the limit for enterprise data management solutions. During the Internet ‘boom’ years, I led a great high-availability database startup with very compelling technology. I am a confirmed early-stage startup ‘junkie’ who can’t resist really cool technology and the passionate engineers who drive these innovations. I subscribe to the belief that working in a startup is more than a job — it’s a lifestyle choice.

After living in San Francisco since the early 1990’s, my wife and I decided a change of scenery was in order. We sold our house in the Marina district of San Francisco and traveled the Western U.S. in an Airstream trailer seeking our next home. After a thoroughly enjoyable odyssey chronicled in our family Web site (, we discovered Santa Fe, New Mexico. We moved here in March 2006 and began building our new home in September (see Peregrine 2 at After an intense nine months as general contractor, part-time carpenter and frequent “dogsbody” (British slang for the unfortunate “gofer” who does the tasks nobody else wants to do), we moved in on May 1, 2007. Shortly thereafter I discovered Northern New Mexico’s vibrant, high-tech community. The rest is history…

University of Washington
BA, Business Administration  (1971)