There’s a lot to tell about the man behind the Science At Hand vision. Born in Kenmore, New York, Todd came to the Pacific NW after his sister persuaded him to join her here when he began college. He attended Portland State University, taking advantage of the top-level math and science instruction there. At PSU, he found an academic environment where a tech geek such as himself could really grow and flourish. After completing his BS in Mathematics, he worked a series of jobs while meticulously honing his talents as a software engineer; he taught himself various key programming languages such as C++ and ObjectiveC by buying and poring over every detail of the instruction manuals. Thus a new programmer was born! With his penchant for problem solving and close analysis, he channeled his energies into what soon became his remarkable programing prowess. He applied his programming skills as a software program developer for companies large and small such as IBM, Informix and Vernier Software. He’s been making a significant and highly positive mark in software development at companies in and around the Portland area for over 20 years.
He also has strong talents and a keen interest in cooking and baking, exploring the connections between the scientific aspects of the kitchen, good food, and what works. His goal is to use his knowledge of ever-evolving cooking methods and make it available to the everyday chef via apps for the mobile and iPad platforms.
Todd also has many interests outside the technical arena. He is an avid sailor and spent many of his formative years boating on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Currently, he is restoring a 37 foot Hunter sailboat and will soon introduce her to the waters of the Columbia River.
Todd lives in funky SE Portland, Oregon with his wife and teenage son.