Howdy! So you want to know more about me, eh?
I currently live in beautiful Upstate New York, in the Mohawk Valley and the foothills of the Adirondacks. The winters can be harsh and the golfing season short but, after having lived all over the USA and the world, this is where I want to be.
Profession. I’m a retired USAF officer, having served over 23 years before I settled down to civilian life. I own and operate a 3D modeling and animation studio where my niche is providing small local businesses an alternative to outsourcing their animated advertising needs, and doing so at a fraction of the cost of a big company—without compromising on quality or vision. In the past I’ve build and animated add-on 3D aircraft models for the Microsoft Flight Simulator line, I’ve built real-time interactive data displays and controls for DoD clients using 3D gaming engines, and I’ve created technical illustrations for multiple projects (including an ISO standard). I'm proficient in a variety of graphics and 3D modeling tools, including Lightwave, Rhinoceros 3D, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Extended. I bring a rich and varied set of skills and experiences to the table.
Education. I hold a BS in computer science from The Ohio State University, a MS in computer science from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and I studied Game Art at Sessions College for Professional Design. I also studied Korean and German at the Defense Language Institute.
Golf. There’s a four-letter word if ever one existed. During our playing season golf is the one thing that can pull me away from the computer on a regular basis. These days I make a point of getting out at least twice during the work week, and I often get in a round with my wife on weekends. Sometimes I suck so badly I’m ready to put my clubs up for sale, but then along comes a really good (for me) round and I remember again why I love this game—even if it wants to break me.
Family stuff. I’m blissfully married to a beautiful lady from Utica. We’re happy empty nesters, all three progeny having somehow survived to become twenty-somethings and someone else’s problem. We also serve as staff to four cats, all of whom have been gifted with way too much personality.
And that’s the scoop. Any comments, questions, observations? Just want to say hi? Please send me a Spin-O-Gram and I'll be sure to get back to you.