Prior to Conversa, I created the profile-driven personalization platform for WebMD. Following WebMD, I led product strategy and product management for Press Ganey which serves half of US health care providers to collect and analyze the patient care experience.
I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I received my medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and I have residency training in both general surgery and public health and preventive medicine. I received my Masters in Public Health from Oregon Health and Science University with a focus on epidemiology and medical informatics.
In addition to my work in health care, I have created technologies that enable collaborative movie-making as well as the collaborative creation of enterprise knowledge graphs using ontologic knowledge inheritance.
I have found a new passion in physics and science fiction, stemming from my Theory of Persistencethat I began envisioning on September 11th, 2001. I have a science fiction short story and a novel in the works. You can read more about those here.
I live on Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon, where I also re-founded and led the Oregon Crusaders, a youth performing arts organization. I pride myself on my German intensity and my English wit… here’s my ancestry to prove it! I am active in supporting the GLBTQ community and youth education in the performing arts.
And here are my trusty companions, Huck and Cooper:
Follow Huck on his public facebook page here. Cooper refused a public page as he’s not keen on being in the public eye.