About my website
This website includes images from my photography hobby as well as other random topics of interest in my blog. You’ll find photos from trips to Colorado and Tennessee, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and even just around my own city, state, and home.
I was born and raised in Oklahoma and currently live in Stillwater, where I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
I enjoy computer programming, computer games, photography, movies, music, math, and graphic design. I’m a philosophical thinker and problem solver. In my spare time I also tutor kids in computer programming using Python.
Sometime around 2002 I became interested in digital photography, learning through books, websites, videos, and practice. I had previously been using Photoshop for retouching photos at Cottontail Originals before ever learning to use a camera, so when I finally decided to tackle the camera side of things, the combined interest and learning accelerated.
Over the years, I’ve taken several photography trips with friends to Colorado and Tennessee to shoot Fall color. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the U.S. and maybe even other countries someday.
I currently work for Oklahoma State University as a Sr. Systems Administrator where I manage a handful of Linux servers hosting websites for the College of Arts & Sciences. One of my other primary responsibilities is one-on-one training, showing faculty, staff, and students how to manage and edit their websites.
Prior to working for OSU, I spent the first 18 years of my career as a computer programmer and one-man I.T. shop for Cottontail Originals, Inc., a women’s and children’s apparel manufacturer based in Stillwater. I was responsible for our company’s software development, Windows and Linux servers, support, networking, phone systems, product photography, large format printing, laser cutting, and just about everything else technology-related.
After the company closed in 2007, I went to work for a high school friend as an embedded software engineer, developing mesh networking firmware for custom wireless applications. Later, I worked for an I.T. company as a software engineer working on C# ASP.NET MVC applications.
I’ve always enjoyed teaching/training and especially being able to apply my technical knowledge in non-I.T. related fields.