I am a current member of the City of Louisville Cultural Council; and a Director of the North End Louisville Homeowners Association. I’ve been community activist, sometime Flashmob organizer, infrequent movie “Executive” and “Associate” Producer; an Occupy supporter; a Collectors Circle member of Art Alliance Austin; Executive Producer for the band Toyface and their album “Follow the rules of the trainwreck“.
I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Both formerly and formally, I was Senior Distinguished Engineer, and Executive Director, in Systems Engineering in the Software Group at Dell; a founding member of, a steering committee member for the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative. Before that I was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I’ve blogged, written, and formally contributed to a number of platforms, and websites over the past 20-years. My technology career was predominantly focussed on open source, and open source tools and technology.
I used to own a small, boutique, sports management company that worked with triathletes to help them achieve their best, on the journey to professional triathlete, and beyond. In addition, I was a member of the Advisory board of the Professional Triathlon Union, now the Professional Triathletes Organisation.
I’ve competed in Triathlon distances from sprint to Ironman distance; Represented Great Britain three times(2001, 2002, 2004), although didn’t distinguish myself in any of them – I won my division for the first time in a race in 2006; In 2003 I was voted British Triathlon volunteer of the year and formally ran the Tri-Force triathlon club in the UK. I now live, train, work and race out of Louisville, Colorado after spending 10-years in Austin, Texas.
I have three great kids, Ella, Lauren and Ollie, and two grandchildren Elliott and Aurora, and a new 11-year old, Ava, plus memories that will last a lifetime!
I’ll know where I’m going, when I get there.