I work as a web developer for a mid-sized insurance company in Gainesville, FL. I haven't always been a web developer though. In fact, for a long time I didn't even think of myself as a developer. I was a system administrator for many years before I became an accomplished developer. Although, my first professional job in IT was as a developer... I wrote Perl scripts that were tasked as middleware components for a web application and a message queue. But for a long time my passion was as a linux administrator. I did linux admin'ing on the side, and over the years I became proficient in networking, virtualization, and storage administration. Today though, I am a web developer.
I live in Gainesville, FL with my girlfriend and soon our baby. I have two amazing dogs who are my constant companions. When I am not coding you can guarantee that we're hanging out or going to the park or something like that. They are excellent guard dogs and the best of friends.
In my formal education, I studied English and History because it was important for me to make sure that I had exposure to both the sciences and humanities fields. I enjoy reading fiction and literature when I have time, and I enjoy creative writing a great deal. In all aspects, it's not that different from programming; it's an avenue of creative expression.
Java, Groovy, Grails, Perl, PHP