My entire career was spent at IBM working in advanced technology and development of computer software. That's where I learned how to find my way around servers, databases, and programming. When I retired, I decided to look for opportunities to put those skills to work, to help some deserving non-profit organizations, as well as to feel like i was doing something useful.
Probably my other major interest is flying. I've had a pilot's license since my 20s and I've owned my own airplane for 20+ years. For a number of years, I flew volunteer missions for the northeast chapter of Angel Flight.
What drew you to the work of Shelter Music Boston?
I connected with SMB in response to a request posted by Julie Levin on VolunteerMatch. She was looking for someone to create a database of SMB performances. I'm pretty particular about the organizations I choose to help, and SMB's commendable work certainly qualified. Julie was a delight to work with because she knew exactly what she wanted and could explain it clearly. Early on, we did discuss my musical preferences, but Julie was diplomatic enough to overlook that.
What is your favorite type of music?
I'll just say my car radio is set to rock and roll stations. I've been pretty much a Beatles fan since the beginning.