I'm the CFO at iFixit and got to this place through a series of twists and turns. I started out in Computer Science, learning Cobol, C+ and other awesome legacy languages. In those days Java was too new for the school to teach it. Then I made some friends in the Business School who sported spotless coffee mugs, mechanical pencils, and folios. I had found my people.

Just before graduating with my undergrad, I quickly switched majors to Accounting, took a lot of additional business classes, and graduated from Cal Poly Cum Laude and headed over to Public Accounting, where I learned how to fill out forms for a living (among other exciting things). During that tenure I got a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and geeked out on tax law and its application.

Fast forward through a career that has included being a CEO and COO in the wine industry, I've circle back around to my roots in tech bringing 20-some years of knowledge, scars and excitement with me.

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I like being outside. I backpack, trail run, bicycle, ocean swim, surf and generally wander about. The oddest thing that ever happened to me was that I was swimming in the ocean and a whale swam under me and blew his bubbles up at me. I also think it is very strange to drive a car after a long trek through the wilderness. Cars go so far so fast! I'm a roadie (currently on a TT Cannondale Slice) and a long boarder (favorite in my quiver is my Yater Spoon), for those who need to know such things.

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I've been married to Robert for well over 20 years and every day still brings excitement and adventure. Our son is a man now and plays D1 Water Polo at San Jose State so we trek around to his games to cheer him and his team on. We have a cat, Darwin, who runs the show around here. He's a non-conformist tuxedo cat who usually sports a coat of dirt.

When I'm not outside, I'm usually in the middle of a remodel project of somebody's house or building something interesting. My latest remodel was at friend Tammy's house - her old kitchen had pink counters and flower wall paper. Now it is beautiful. Her Master Bath is next. I also grow avocados, Fuji apples, and citrus. When I get worn out I'll play the piano, guitar, or violin.

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