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A few details…

  • I grew up in Upstate New York – in Palmyra AND Macedon to be specific.
  • I lived for three years in (then) West Germany and attended a DoD school in Boeblingen for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
  • I graduated from Duke University in 1988 with a degree in electrical engineering.   I was the recipient of a Navy ROTC scholarship.  I met my spouse there.
  • I served on active duty in the US Navy from 1988 to 1993, completing the Navy’s nuclear propulsion training program and serving onboard the USS Pasadena (SSN-752).  I deployed once to the Western Pacific.
  • I worked in telecom for several years after the Navy – first with MCI (the long distance phone company) and then with Teligent – a fixed wireless broadband “startup.”
  • I hold an MBA from the University of North Carolina.
  • Since 1996 I’ve lived in a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington DC, where we’ve raised two sons.