My wife, Barbara, and I live in the lovely Victorian town of Maysville, Georgia. Our home is generally considered a late Queen Anne Victorian, or Folk Victorian, in style and was built around the year 1905 only a few years after the founding of our little town. Our home, as well as a majority of the downtown area, is included on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to my service dog, Copper my wife and I have three cats who keep us very entertained.
I have spent many hours over the years volunteering to bring comfort and aid to my community by participating in advocacy and awareness events, fundraising walks and runs, proctoring amateur radio license exams and teaching emergency preparedness and communications training classes.
I also teach classes on Blacksmithing and participate in public demonstrations of this ancient craft. While standing beside my anvil, I have been interviewed by radio hosts during live shows, photographed and quoted by newspapers and answered questions by inspired audiences.
I currently work for A. T. Still University as a member of the A. T. Still Research Institute where I work primarily as an applied computer scientist researching ways to provide better access to data for investigators. In my role I develop storage warehouses, write code, create task automation and try to help the team find more efficient ways to gather, process and disseminate data.
I am a member of the DO-Touch.net and Practice based research network (PBRN) coordinating center where I support the DO-Touch.net network manager in developing and implementing data collection methods, assuring data qualiy. I also assist in the design and production of data reports for researchers, network members, and research study participants.