My family and I moved to Albany in 2001, from Arlington, VA.
My career has been in information technology, across a range of employers from the federal government, industry trade association, several universities (including a year in the UC Office of the President), and small tech businesses.
I've worked at home since 2003, which has afforded me the opportunity to volunteer in my daughters' schools, including assisting in musical theater productions at both Albany Middle and Albany High, and serving on the board of Albany SchoolCARE.
My interest in education is at all levels, and I've taught at three universities, including the George Washington University, and Georgetown, where I proposed and developed two courses: "Issues for the Information Age," a continuing education survey course, and a masters-degree-level course for the (then) new Communications, Culture and Technology program.
I was recently interviewed by a friend, John McMullen, for his radio show; the interview covers most of my professional life, some of my philosophy, and assorted odd facts about me: www.blogtalkradio.com/johmac13/2014/08/10/the-weekly-johnmac-radio-show
I've recently finished my second year as a coach in the Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League (ABGSL), have put a Little Free Library up in front of our house on Curtis Street, and have been writing a musical romantic comedy for far too many years, but an hoping to finally complete it this year.