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Patent attorney, innovation coach, software prototype developer (C#,, MVC, SQL, Azure, Azure Table Storage). My goal is to drive innovation, and get people fired up about building the future.

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Dec 2008Present

Innovation Manager


Helping teams come up with ideas that generate customer demand. Focus on technology in support of the human experience and making technology invisible to the end user. Current projects involve user-centric services that are appropriately surfaced via the user's device ecosystem.

Apr 2007Dec 2008

Patent Attorney


Focus on patent prosecution for several key portfolios, manage outside counsel. Help business units develop and communicate patent strategy, and work with inventors to create intellectual property in support of the patent strategy. During this time, I also helped Microsoft's Office Labs start its community projects program with Speed Launch.

Jan 2001Apr 2007


azazoo, Inc.

Startup focused on managing the world's personal information. In 2001, Built and patented a personal information platform directed to federating patent information across multiple websites.  Patent portfolio sold at auction in 2007. Simultaneously served as team leader, web developer, and database administrator for the Marine Corps Instite (MCI), the Marine Corps' distance learning operation (2003-2006). Developed paperless exams solution for MCI and was awarded a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service for this and other achievements. As of 2010, paper exams are no longer offered by MCI.

Jun 1993Jun 1996

Platoon Leader

US Army

Mechanized infantry platoon leader. Served in Kuwait, Cuba, and Ft. Carson, Colorado. Completed Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger training.




University of Colorado at Boulder

Served on Law Review and found citation checking a waste of intellectual resources. I wrote a Blue Book citation application for generating proper citations ab initio (I also learned some Latin). I negotiated with CU to receive law school credit for completing the application, and became officially hooked on software innovation.



United States Military Academy at West Point