About Brian

I am an interdisciplinary hacker and technologist who is passionate about the creation, processing, and exchange of information, easily and securely.

To this end, I spend a great deal of time working in, thinking about, and discussing the intersection of people, process, and technology.

Over the course of my career, I have worked on teams to develop, deploy, and maintain a diverse constellation of systems and services in support of the unique missions of some of the largest and most respected organizations in the world.


I love puzzles.

All my life, I’ve been obsessed with how things work.

Or, as my grandmother likes to tell people, “Brian plays with puzzles for a living.” She thinks that’s pretty neat. I do too.

While my professional efforts have focused mostly on the Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions commonly described as enterprise-scale information systems,” I also love to dabble in the finer things…like tinkering with hardware and all things open source. I make a point to use open things whenever possible. As a dear friend of mine is known to say: it is always possible.”

When I’m not staring at a screen or a board I have recently rediscovered my love for pinball. And I’ve been known to play in the woods every once in a while.


Better. Every Day.

As a bona-fide “continuous improvement junkie” I’ve been known to stare at dashboards while endlessly tweaking configuration settings to shave milliseconds off a process. I’m always taking notes. Laundry day at my place has a bit of a NASCAR pit crew feel.

Recently I’ve begun applying those skills as I focus more on my health and well-being and my engagement as a member of society.

Look for posts about those efforts here in the coming weeks, too.