Although I have always enjoyed photography - on vacations, weekend getaways and business trips - it took my young son's interest in birding in 2010 to teach me that not every bird is a pigeon and to prompt me to keep a camera "at the ready." For this rediscovered interest, I setup my site, The Fieldbrook Reserve, as a medium to display my photos which others will hopefully enjoy. For a number of years, when not hiding behind the camera, I volunteered at the Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum where I handled non-releasable raptors and other birds and wildlife, and brought them to the public for educational purposes.
I am the founder and president of Fieldbrook Solutions LLC, an IT, MIS and security consulting organization based in eastern Massachusetts. Since rekindling my interest in photography, my productivity at Fieldbrook has steadily declined, as I now have to jump out of my desk chair every time a bird lands at the feeder or a hummingbird flits at the nectar tray on the office window!
I'm a published author, a contributor to various online communities and have given user group and conference presentations on topics ranging from spam and security solutions to Quantum Mechanics and now to birding and photography. I've also published several articles in international physics journals in my earlier, scientific career, after having earned a Ph.D. in physics from Boston College so that I could calculate how long it would take me to launch my frozen computer across the local highway.