About Me


I am 57 years old and was born and raised in Englewood, Colorado and presently reside in Sugar Land, Texas with my wonderful wife Kim and our dog, Shadow.


I have a Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, plus a Master of Science in International Petroleum Economics and Management from the Institut Français du Pétrole (French Institute of Petroleum).

My Favorite Things

AUTHORS: Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, Nelson DeMille, Ken Follett, Jack Higgins, Robert Ludlum, James Patterson, Sidney Sheldon, Stuart Woods
COCKTAIL: Dewar’s on the Rocks with a splash of water (or what I call a “Dew like you Do”)
FOODS: Bacon, Peanut Butter and Honey open-faced on toast, Chopped Salad topped with Blackened Crawfish, Fettuccine Alfredo, Grilled Shrimp pizza with spinach and sundried tomatoes, Gumbo with a dark roux, Lobster (Baked, Broiled or Boiled), Mussels a Bianco (Mussels steamed in white wine, basil and lemon butter), Osso Bucco, Oysters Onda (Crispy oysters on spinach topped with fennel and lump crab), Profiteroles au Chocolat, Seared Ahi Tuna with wasabi, Steak (Any type – Medium Rare Please), Veal Cuscinetto (Romano crusted veal scaloppini with Fontina, Prosciutto and topped with a Marsala mushroom sauce), Vichyssoise
HOBBIES: Cooking, Crosswords, Fly Fishing, Golf, Graphic Design, Photography, Skiing, Sudoku, Travel
MAGAZINES: Layers, Leading Edge (SEG), National Geographic, Photoshop User, Powder, Skiing
MOVIES: Braveheart, Caddy Shack, Castaway, Die Hard, Harold and Maude, Legend of Bagger Vance, Lord of the Rings (Trilogy), Old Westerns, Outlaw Josey Wales (any Clint Eastwood movie-acted, directed, or produced), Pulp Fiction, Rudy, Star Wars (all 6)
MUSIC: Beatles, Brooks and Dunn, Craig Chaquico, Grateful Dead, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Loggins, Santana, Steely Dan, Stevie Ray Vaughn
PHILOSOPHY: Life is a continuous learning experience.
RESTAURANTS: The Rouxpour, Café Annie, Flemmings, Goode Company BBQ, Live Oak Grill, Palms, Pappasito’s, Post Oak Grill, Ruth Chris, Game Creek (Vail), La Tour (Vail), Krabloonik (Snowmass), Montagna (Aspen), The Fort (Morrison, CO)
SOFTWARE: Excel, Flash, Illustrator, Lightroom, OnOne Plug-in, Photoshop, Slideshow Pro for Flash and Director
THRILLS: Fresh Powder (12 inches or more), Good Friends, Good Sunrises and Sunsets (anywhere), Heli-Skiing, Hole in One, Sun Showers
TV SHOWS: 24 (I’ll now have to wait for the movie), Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, Dexter, Football (College and Pro), NCIS, Numbers, The Four Majors (Masters, US Open, British Open, and PGA) Golf Tournaments
WEBSITES: Dave Cross Blog, Hulu, John Paul Caponigro Blog, Layers, Lightroom Killer Tips, MSNBC, NAPP, Photoshop insider Blog by Scott Kelby