Q: How did your journey bring you to CWRU?
"Circuitously! I came to CWRU first as an undergraduate in the Middle Ages (i.e., early 90s); did a degree-gathering tour of some other area universities; then returned to work at CWRU—first at Kelvin Smith, then at the Baker-Nord Center before being welcomed into [U]Tech."
Q: What excites you about your job?
"First and foremost: The people and the culture. It’s been great to have a job where going to work in enjoyable. Second to that, the diversity of tasks and opportunities affords a consistently diverse “To Do” list. For me, personally, that helps prevent the mental stagnation of repetition."
Q: How do you collaborate with researchers across campus?
"The two primary ways I collaborate are though consulting on technologies applicable to faculty projects and through teaching some of RCCI’s Exploring and Tinkering workshops."
Q: What technologies are important to you?
"As a self-proclaimed meliorist, most technologies are important to me! Honestly, though often overlooked as a technology, the printed book is a “top of my list.” In the more machine/digital tech world, I feel that wireless technologies have had the most significant impact on my daily life, particularly in combination with the internet and nearly ubiquitous web access."
Q: What is your favorite thing about Cleveland?
"Oh, boy… There’s so much! The fantastic food and craft beer scene; the West Side Market; SUP on the lake; hiking in the Emerald Necklace; every single one of the Wade Oval institutions; fairly low-cost of living; minimal traffic; heck, even the sports have been pretty darn good!"