For some reason or another you have managed to find my homepage and have probably subjected yourself to a little bit of my bloggings. You then managed to delve deeper into who I am to bother to read the About page. So, in all fairness, I should probably tell you something about me.
Born and raised in the suburbs on Long Island (Albertson, in case it matters or if you were wondering), I was a student in the Herricks school district for my primary education. I played jazz and classical trumpet for about 10 years and gave it up by the time I graduated high school. I also played Volleyball, was a junior athletic trainer, and worked a bunch of odd jobs (including being a stock boy at a butcher!)
After graduating from High School, I went to Columbia University and received a BSEE from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in 2002. It was affectionately known as FUSEAS, because some dude Fu donated a ton of money to have it named after him. During college I took up Judo and ended up playing for 5 years. I still play on and off today. I was also a bartender, a TA, and had various cool internships, including a stint at Lucent (right when the ish hit the fan) in their fiber optics division.
Today I am an entrepreneur, an automotive enthusiast, a race car driver, a wannabe editorial journalist, a project manager, a hobbyist programmer, an airsofter and many other things. You might just find me anywhere tomorrow. Hell, you might not be able to find me tomorrow! But, that’s just the good stuff.
I speak conversational Japanese and can read (albeit poorly and only with the aid of a computer dictionary). I also spent several weeks living in Tokyo, Japan and attending language classes there. I like to travel for both work and for pleasure, and I’ve been to many places. You can see some of my travels in my gallery.
In May of 2007 I bought my first house and reside just outside of Atlanta, GA in Norcross. I was recently employed as a project manager and systems engineer at Crystal Computer Corporation in Buford, GA. My company manufactures and engineers customized control solutions for the broadcast television and satellite industry. We have lots of cool clients like FOX, ESPN, CNN, and many other clients and teleports that you probably have never heard of. I left Crystal in January of 2008 to pursue other interests. As of June 2008 I have been working as a solutions architect at Red Hat.
If you feel like emailing me, don’t, because I won’t reply to you.
Just kidding, I’d love to reply to you.
Especially if you are Japanese, my girlfriend, a potential business partner, a beautiful person, someone trying to sell me cool wheels, someone wanting to play airsoft, someone who wants help or consulting on web, technology or any manner of other things or just want to talk. I can’t guarantee you’ll get a response to any of the above, but some things are surely more likely to get a response than others.