I am Adobe‘s Senior Director of Education Initiatives. My primary responsibility is a focus on students (primarily K-12 but some higher-ed) with an eye towards digital and visual literacy, and the role that Adobe services and tools play in the future of communication and storytelling. I get to spend a considerable amount of time teaching, talking, and writing about Adobe products, and providing feedback to help shape the future direction of the products.
And I’ve been teaching for over 30 years. Via my books, lectures, and videos, I have had the privilege of teaching coding skills to over a million people worldwide. And, when I have the time, I lead a local high-school coding and robotics program.
Before joining Adobe (well, Allaire actually, and then Macromedia and Allaire merged, and then Adobe bought Macromedia, I get acquired for a living) I helped found a company called Car.com which provides automotive services (buy a car, sell a car, etc.) all online. Car.com (including Stoneage) became one of the largest automotive web sites out there, was written entirely in ColdFusion, and is now owned by AutoWeb (Auto-By-Tel).
I now live in Oak Park, MI. Before moving to the Midwest, I lived in London, England (I was born there) and in New York and California.