Librarian, Astronomer, Programmer, Husband, Father, and Gamer. Not necessarily in that order.
That’s what my Twitter bio, limited to 140 characters, says. To that I’d add writer, game designer, editor, and entrepreneur.
I currently work as the Physical and Mathematical Science Librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library on the Brigham Young University campus where my wife is a tenured Astronomy professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department. Before becoming a librarian I was a software developer and manager for two NASA mission, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, and the Stratospheric Observatory For Infra-red Astronomy (SOFIA). I have a BS in Physics, a MS and Ph. D. in Astronomy, and just recently received a MS in Library Science. Apparently I like to go to school.
My hobbies and interests include astronomy, computers, reading, hiking and camping, writing, 3D printing, and role-playing games. I have seven amazing kids ages 2 to 20 and in my spare time I run a number of other websites, a couple of RPG magazines, as well as a small game products company.