Term: Oct. 2020– Sept. 2023
Serves on Board Finance Committee
I grew up in the New York-New Jersey metro area, but moved west to Silicon Valley after college in 1974 and later migrated north to Oregon in 1980. I have always been drawn to the outdoors and high places.
While living in the Bay Area I learned to climb in the Yosemite Valley and High Sierras with the Sierra Club. Moving to Oregon, I felt I needed a new organized group to climb with. I joined Mazamas in 1982, and began leading climbs in 1988. Currently have 300+ Mazama climb leads, including all the 16 NW peaks. I also have led many Mazama trail trips, street rambles, and numerous outings. I have previously served on Executive Council 2007–2010 and several committees (publications, outings, trail trips, strategic planning, and bylaws). I have also taught BCEP, ICS, and ASI classes.
Managing by consensus within groups has always been a goal of mine. I like to plan and work towards realistic goals and anticipate problems before they arise.
I formerly worked at Intel Corp for 21 years as a process engineer and later did consulting work. Co-founder of Microvision inc – a machine vision systems integrator. Holder 10 US Patents.
Some other of my interests include nature photography, natural history, gardening, long distance road biking, and travel.