I am an optimistic person. I believe the world is a beautiful place and that I am lucky to be a part of it.
I write software for a living (for Summa, an amazing Pittsburgh consultancy). I am passionate about creating self-managing teams, continually improving software process through reflection and experimentation, and keeping the needs of users and business owners in the forefront to develop software people really need.
My other life is improvisation. I am the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (coming August 2014) , and a regular performer at Arcade Comedy Theater and Steel City Improv Theater I never expected improvisation to be such a big part of my life, but I spend a lot of time thinking about how to push my own work and how to teach it more effectively.
I love and do a lot of other stuff too (movies, board games). This is where I organize it all.