Welcome to my playground for learning WordPress, sharing poetry, and connecting a network of medical innovation, education, and art. My mission is to improve health and happiness for all.

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this life is an adventure, and i strive to cherish every moment of it. through the years, i’ve worked in the nyc motion picture industry, motorcycled most of the continental united states, flown airplanes, almost crashed airplanes, started companies, had companies fail, married and had children, lost that marriage, and got back up with lessons learned from life’s greatest teacher: failure.

today, i’m married to a nurse who is awesome, have two amazing children, and teach medical innovation at nc state university. we enjoy all that raleigh has to offer (great restaurants, breweries, bakeries, music, and art), and when i have some time, reflect this life on paper.

thank you for letting me share this with you.



What Matters

In 2001 I landed a job as a design engineer at Alaris Medical Systems (now part f BD). It was there I learned design controls and the Waterfall Design Process that calls out User Needs. It was my good friend, co-founder of Gilero, and then colleague at Alaris, Ted Mosler, who gave me a first lesson …


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