I was raised in New England north of Boston, the eldest son of two high school teachers. After graduation from The Stowe School in VT., I moved to San Francisco, CA at age 17 and have been in technology ever since.
In addition to my business involvement with major companies, I have decades of wilderness and group leadership experience, becoming an Outward Bound instructor at age 21, and taking part in numerous adventure expeditions around the world. I’ve crossed deserts and canyons, sailed the Tasman Sea, and climbed mountains like McKinley. I enjoy just about all board sports, competed in the first world championships for snowboarding, and learned to surf at age 40.
I co-founded the Drop In Coalition, am an Advisory Board Member of the Save The Waves Coalition, and was honored in 2019 as a Royal Geographic Society Fellow.