This domain was the evolution of some of my original online presence, as I started the original fansite for author Sharon Shinn at a time when she had neither a web presence nor an email address. Her internet prowess and involvement have increased drastically over the years, and her site has made my efforts increasingly unnecessary as a primary promotional effort. I've been thankful for this change, as family life's demands on my time have grown steadily over the years, leaving me less time to keep a fansite up-to-date. In the meantime, my usage of the domain for hosting some of my own materials has grown significantly, as I've had more to host for public and personal use.
Professionally, I work as a chemist in the adhesives and specialty polymers industry, with a focus primarily on waterborne technologies. Most of my career has been spent in product and process development roles, and an education that included a good deal of engineering has proved most helpful. The bulk of my expertise has been on compounded emulsion adhesives for packaging, converting, and product assembly markets; I have peripheral expertise in other technologies, including mastics, thermoplastics, and polyurethanes. In recent years, an increasing amount of my work time has been devoted to technology and product line management, as well as overall financial analysis of the business segments in which I participate.
In my personal time, I sing choral and solo music, usually as a tenor and occasionally a baritone; participate actively in multisport and (most years) train extensively to compete; work on genealogy research for our various family lines; read voraciously (and occasionally a bit too ambitiously); and spend time with my wife and our children. Other hobbies get a bit of attention now and then, such as kiting, attending concerts and theatre (including the symphony), and playing the occasional video game or game of cards.
The sidebars, of course, have additional information shared, including links to some of the other hosted content on this domain (notably my genealogy research and an index of my hardcover library). (Please note that the right sidebar is currently not working in older versions of Internet Explorer, and will display incorrectly below this section; I'm working on fixing that.) I am not active on the common personal social network services, nor on blogs or sharing sites, so direct contact by email is the best way to get in touch with any questions.