I am an engineering manager in Seattle. I work in EMC’s Isilon business unit on HDFS (Hadoop).
For fun I research local history. I’ve got a few outlets. I recently started a blog of history and data stories. In Fall of 2013 my first book was published, Lost Seattle (fun errata through the link). I write a rephotography and history column for Capitol Hill Seattle blog. I have also written for Seattlest.com which has gone zombie and in the Westside Weekly newspaper. I serve on the Seattle Mayor’s Landmarks Preservation Board.
Press for Lost Seattle: Paul Dorpat in the Seattle Times; Justin Carder in Capitol Hill Seattle Blog; Scott Schafer in B-Town Blog; Knute Berger in Crosscut; Tim Robinson in Westside Weekly/Highline Times.
Past activities included board member of Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, chair of the Mayor’s Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, and member of the urban design plan advisory board for Seattle’s International District. Incidentally, I’m certified fluent in Japanese.
I’ve also got a ton of content on my old site that I don’t touch often. Have fun getting lost in it.