I am an information security professional in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. I have a UCLA Bachelor of Arts degree in underwater basket weaving, better known as anthropology. Current industry designations include CISSP, CCSP, SSCP, CISM, CISA, and CRISC.
When I was six years old, I performed an unauthorized penetration test on the computer in my elementary school library. As an adult, I married an academic librarian and entered the information security field. Numerous industry certifications now bind me to professional codes of ethics. The irony is not lost on me.
Lifelong fascinations include classical cryptography and interactive fiction. My wife Elizabeth and I enjoy long hikes, spicy food, and coddling our rambunctious housecats. My email address is