BS – Meteorology, University of Wisconsin,
MS – System Safety Management, University of Southern California,
MS – Astronomy, Swinburne University of Technology
I am recently retired from a career in the commercial and military aviation industry where in addition to airline operations I was involved in aviation weather research, development and implementation of programs to detect and disseminate weather related information to improve aviation safety. Have also held a parallel career in software development as both owner and manager at several software firms specializing in project management software. I currently maintain a small IT services firm.
A lifelong amateur astronomer, I have been a continuous member of AAVSO for approximately fifteen years. I currently serve as a Board Director and Vice President of the Riverside Astronomical Society, am a fourteen year Palomar Observatory docent, a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) volunteer archive researcher, and an active member of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) sub group one (seeing-limited photometry). My photometric observations are done at my permanent observatory, Villa ’39, located in the Southern California desert.