I was born in Kansas City, MO. I grew up in St. Joseph, MO. I went to college at Westminster in Fulton, MO and received a BA in English. After college I became computer programmer and have since migrated (somewhat reluctantly) into management. I still do some development for fun. I started my own company in 1997 and sold it to Digium in 2007. I'm an Asterisk user and sometimes developer. I am married to (and madly in love with) Amy Jurevic Sokol. I'm the father of Katherine Elizabeth Sokol. We have two dogs (whippets). Both Katie and the dogs are covered extensively in Amy's Facebook photo gallery.