I see my life as one of service. After undergraduate I served for three years in the US Peace Corps in the Philippines, where I learned about community development, grassroots organizing, and humble and optimistic determination. Since then I've tried to keep up that interest in serving as a resource to help people to achieve their goals.
I'm originally from Tampa, Florida USA. I have a BS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University and an MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development from University of Wisconsin-Madison, plus additional PhD coursework in Geography. I'm married to the intelligent, talented, and exceedingly patient Nancy Rydberg.
My main work right now is to build and develop two non-profit organizations: Health Access Connect and Pie in the Sky Foundation. My partners and I have been working on them to help people in remote communities in Uganda.
The two concepts are a) implement innovative solutions to help people in remote communities gain access to healthcare, and b) raise money for microgrants for Ugandan social entrepreneurs. These ideas came from my experience working with people in fishing communities on Lake Victoria and from partners and friends in Uganda and the US. Click on the links to find out more.
I like designing websites. I have developed websites for organizations that I work for and ones that I was affiliated with in some way. I enjoy the challenge of designing a website that a) will present a clear, concise picture of what people want to communicate and b) will continue to be used and edited, even by people who don't consider themselves "tech savvy."