I believe that to be a complete person, it is important that one be actively involved in both community as well as career. I love to teach and to help other people grow in their own careers, a fact that is reflected in my various mentoring activities. On the personal front, I began playing the bagpipes at age thirteen and have continued my involvement in "all things piping" since that time.

Professional Organizations
NameLeadership RoleDates
Triangle .NET User GroupMember2010 to Present
SunTrust .NET Certification Study GroupFounder & Facilitator2009 to 2010
Atlanta .NET User Group (ADNUG)Member2003 to 2010
SunTrust C# Standards CommitteeChairman2006 to 2008
SunTrust Java Certification Study GroupFounder & Instructor2007 to 2007
Delta Technology C# & .NET Study GroupFounder & Instructor2002 to 2005
Delta Technology C++ User's GroupPresentor1998 to 2005
Delta Technology Java Certification Study GroupFounder & Instructor2002 to 2005
HTML Writer's GuildMember1997 to 1999

Other Associations
NameLeadership RoleDates
Atlanta Pipe BandMember2012 to Present
North Carolina State University Pipes & DrumsPipe Sergeant2010 to 2012
Atlanta Pipe BandMember2008 to 2010
City of Washington Pipe BandMember2004 to 2008
Atlanta Pipe BandPipe Major (1999 to 2003)
Pipe Sergeant (1986-1999)
1977 to 2004
EUSPBA Southeast WorkshopInstructor2001 to 2006
Eastern U.S. Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA)Chairman, Southeast Branch (1993, 1994)
Piping Judge (2010 to present)
1977 to Present
American Heart AssocationVolunteer CPR Instructor1982 to 1985