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 a software developer on NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope mission, which I’ve worked on and off on since 2003. In between I’ve been the Physical and Mathematical Science Librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library on the Brigham Young University campus and a software manager for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory For Infra-red Astronomy (SOFIA) mission. I’ve also taught physics and computer science classes as an Adjunct Professor at BYU. I have a BS in Physics, a MS and Ph. D. in Astronomy, and 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 modeling and printing, and role-playing games. I have seven amazing kids ages 6 to 24 and in my spare time I run a number of other websites, a couple of RPG magazines, a small game products company, and provide freelance editing and indexing services for RPG products.