The big picture: I'm a physician, writer, musician, inventor, entrepreneur, medical informatician, consultant, and perpetual dreamer, though not necessarily in that order.
If you're looking for a straight arrow, look somewhere else. I gave up long ago the expectation that my life would follow a predictable path. But my journey has not been a scattershot of random activity as it might first seem on cursory review. Think of it more as a general flow of combining right-brained passion and left-brained analytical skills to life and you'll understand my drives and interests a little better.
Educationally, I have a bachelor's degree in political science from Wright State University, a masters in health services administration from Xavier University and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. I completed an NLM-sponsored fellowship in medical informatics (computers in medicine) at Harvard and MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Decision Systems Group.
Vocationally, I've earned money as a newspaper carrier, a library page, a summer camp counselor, a photographer, a janitor, a bookstore clerk, a personnel manager, a non-profit organization director, a professional association VP, an obstetrician/gynecologist, a house physician, pharmaceutical executive, a managed care and information technology consultant, a writer and editor, and a performer.
Creatively, I've written two musicals that have been produced, four screenplays that haven't yet, and dozens of songs. My music has appeared on compilation CDs, radio shows and at conferences. One of these days, I'll have time to finish work on an all original CD project called Non Sequitur. Thought I would have finished it a few years back, but then...
Relationally, I met the woman of my dreams, Kymberly Erickson, on the ballroom dance floor November 13th, 1999. We were married at sunset on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii on Summer Solstice 2000 and conceived a son that very night! Our son, Taylor, was born on St. Patrick's Day of 2001 - coming in at 10lbs. 2oz.! Life has never been the same. Since 2001, Cool Daddy has had a series of serious jobs and is loving life as a father, husband - with a smattering of creative work when I can fit it in. It's all part of the cycle of life and I'm thankful for every moment.