I have the incredible good fortune to be able to work on fun and amazing things at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Polldaddy, VaultPress, Gravatar, Akismet and more. I live in Denver, Colorado, where the sun shines more than 300 days out of the year, which is good because I'm originally from San Diego. After attending art school for graphic design in the late 90s, I found myself caught up in the whirlwind of the web agency world during the dot-com boom. More recently, however, I spent quite a while doing interface work for the financial industry and know more about earnings per share than I'd care to admit. Happily married with three kids, I play in a band and have been blogging for more than 10 years at Alternate.org.