I'm a Northwest native with over 15 years experience in the Seattle start-up community. In 2001, I co-founded VoiceBox Technologies to bring speech recognition and natural language understanding to the world. Today we are shipping in millions of products in dozens of countries. I'm passionate about working on challenging problems and building great products with great user experiences. When i'm not working, researching, going to meetups or programming I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter and a host of outdoor activities: wakeboarding, wakesurfing, skiing, basketball, softball, photography and hiking.