- Joined the geo ranks 30+ years ago in the dark ages of GIS on VAX and Prime computers running ARC/INFO v3.0.
- Undergraduate degree from Tufts University, 1985
- Seven years in State Government (1985-1991) and first Manager of MassGIS.
- Masters of City Planning from MIT, 1992
- Executive Vice President and co-founder of AppGeo, 1991 - 2018.
- Open source activity started in 2009 in work on National Broadband Map and accelerated after seeing Paul Ramsey's Keynote Speech at MN GIS-LIS Conference in 2009 when it became clear it would be an enduring part of our services practice.
- First FOSS4G Conference, Denver 2011.
- Sat on Program Committee for FOSS4G North America, Washington DC, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, 2013; and St. Louis, MO, 2018.
- Co-chair for Global FOSS4G Boston 2017.
- OSGeo Charter Member (nominated, 2017)
- Sponsorship Director for Global FOSS4G Dar es Salaam 2018