I grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Washington – population 14,000, and site of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. My parents and brother still live there. I attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and lived there for nearly ten years, before moving to Japan for five years and Switzerland for a year. My family and I then relocated to the greater Boston area (Wellesley), and have been here for nearly twenty years.
I have been married to Whitney for nearly twenty-five years, and have two children, one in college, one in high school.
After graduating I went to work for one of my professors in a software start-up doing computational physics. Since then I have been involved in start-ups at the intersection of life sciences and technology, in fields including DNA sequencing, devices for treating Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, and laboratory services for substance abuse. My current project – Alimate: The Precision Psychiatry Company – applies data science to improve the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health conditions. (Link in the menu.)
I have a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon, and an MBA from the Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I started martial arts training in my early 40s, and earned a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from world renowned J.H.Kim Tae Kwon Do. I also enjoy outside activities including hiking, camping, and rafting, especially with my son’s scout troop.
Both of my kids are into theatre design and production, that is, everything that happens behind the scenes – set design, construction, lighting and sound, run crew during a show. So I have started to learn a lot more about plays and musicals.
I have dealt with depression and suicidality as an adult. I’m open about it, as there shouldn’t be stigma around serious mental health issues. I’ve started a website with resources for entrepreneurs dealing with serious mental health challenges (Blackskape – see link in the menu).
Our family are members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts. I used to be active in the Episcopal Church’s outreach activities in El Salvador and Colombia.
Links to my LinkedIn and Instagram accounts can be found on the side menu. My email and phone contacts are in my LinkedIn profile.