A little about me ... I've lived with my wife and two children (now adults) in California's San Francisco Bay area for 35 years.
My career in electronics engineering includes 15+ years in the medical device industry, 13 years in the
automated test industry, and 4 years in the aerospace industry.
I earned a BSEE at the state university in Reno, Nevada after spending my youth in Las Vegas, Nevada
(it was a very different place back then ...). So I consider myself a native Nevadan, despite having been
born in Montana (only lived in Big Sky country 3 months, so it doesn't really count).
My dad was a "cold warrior", working on the Nevada Test Site northwest of Las Vegas most of his career
(I did a summer internship there - certainly the strangest jobsite and commute I ever had). Dad loved to
read and build things with his hands - I definitely inherited those genes.
My mom was a substitute teacher (she was my teacher one day in grade school - awkward ...)
and worked in newspaper advertising for many years. She was the creative one - painting,
photography, and creative writing. Guess I got those genes too!