A designer and producer of computer and video games, I am perhaps
best known for my work on the Shanghai series of games for
Activision. I am now an expert on the classic Chinese game of
mah-jongg. (And I'm humble, too.) (^_^)
An engineering designer and modelmaker/draftsman by training, I began my entertainment career as a theater set and lighting designer before becoming a game designer and modelmaker in Southern California in the late 1970s. I designed games for the legendary Vectrex game system (Spike, Bedlam) and other platforms at Western Technologies and Sega Enterprises before joining Atari Corp. as Director of Product Development, where I was involved in the revitalization of the 2600 and 7800 game systems.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS (links to follow soon):
o My cats, Bob & John - Click here to see pictures.
o Japan - Click here to see pictures.
o The American Civil War - Click here to read about my Civil War ancestors!
o Astronomy and Cosmology - Click here to read my Wacky Theory Of Black Holes, Big Bangs, Universes, & Everything)
o Genealogy (my father's side of the family has a website here; my mother's side is represented here).
o Snorkeling & Hawaiian shirts
STORIES FROM MY LIFE:
o I was the first Elvis impersonator (September 10, 1956)
o I was at Woodstock (August 16, 1969)
o I was a Conscientious Objector during the Vietnam war (Nov. 1971-Feb. 1972)
o The Tokyo subway system
o WebQuest 9/9/09
Maybe one of these days I'll even write those stories and make them available here. So much to do, so little time!