Raised on a farm in Virginia. I discovered an Apple II computer in the 5th grade and have been involved with using and creating things with them every since. Wrote my first program in the 6th grade using Logo. Began teaching others to code in the 7th grade. Joined the USAF Space Command in 1990 instead of going to college. Got a job with a Kaman Sciences in 1995 as a Requirements Analyst for software at NORAD...oh how I used to be so proud of the thousands of requirements I had written. Moved on to a little start up in Boulder in 1997 called RequisitePro...which became Rational Software...then IBM. Started consulting with CIBER, Inc. in 2003 where I became a Project Manager. After a couple of years I had had enough. I knew there had to be a better way....ahhhhhhh...Agile!!!!
Coaching Agile values, principles and practices since 2007. Started with Scrum but now helping teams and organizations design Kanban systems.