I was a child of the 1960's and the dawning of the space-age. Aerospace and Astronomy were my passions then and still are to this day. Back then Model Rocketry was cool. Even science was cool. In the mid-70's I joined the Air Force and my rocketry went dormant for a while.
Fast forward to 1996. I moved to southern California (from Rochester NY) and I became a B.A.R. I was very active in ROC (NAR #538) from 1998 to 2002. In 2003/4 things changed professionally and again my rocketry went into storage. In 2010 things changed again, and rocketry came out of storage. So maybe I am a Born Again and Again Rocketeer. :)
I live in Southern CA with my wife and 5 wonderful kitties. I am a software architect specializing in Java and open source based web scale architectures.
Other activities I enjoy are building and flying wooden R/C Gliders (you know old school kits), R/C Helicopter... try to learn on the simulator, Astronomy, live theater, fine dining, cocktails, and wine tasting. I am an Atheist. Strangely however I am not an amoral axe murderer, though apparently in religious circles I am considered so.
I enjoy all aspects of Rockets. 1/8A through M. I have just as much fun launching a MicroMaxx Rocket as a K impulse rocket. Clustering, staging, gliders, it's all good.
Clubs: ROC, SCRA, MDARS, and FAR