After 8+ years as the lead Apple Certified Service Technician at MacSuperstore, I am now transitioning to the role of Product Quality Control Specialist here at iFixit. I'm excited to be here, and look forward to getting to know everyone!
Aside from tech-y things, I'm a world traveler (on hiatus) and an aspiring cultural anthropologist. I embarked upon my first trip abroad when I was a teenager, and quickly became addicted to exploring other countries and cultures. I have since spent a combined five years backpacking, living and working abroad, over several journeys across Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East. I lived in Syria for a few years before the on-going conflict unfolded there, teaching English and documenting the country's cultural and historic sites. I recently had a book published of my photography: Lens on Syria. I'll have a copy around if anyone is interested in checking it out. I also maintain a website dedicated to the subject.
Other stuff: I enjoy television that offers some sort of social or political commentary and I am a fan of shows like Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, The Office, Arrested Development, and South Park. I grew up listening to 80s/90s punk rock, which has been highly influential in both my taste in music and my social and political views. I lean to the far left politically, follow politics fairly closely, and the focus of my interest is mostly on foreign policy and international relations. I’m vegetarian. I enjoy hiking, camping, and other outdoors-y things. I'm a baseball fan. (Go Dodgers!)
I live in Los Osos with my wife Rasha and our snobby cat, Giddens.