I started programming when I was 13 years old, and graduated from college in 1994. I quickly fell in love with working with data and databases. I enjoy learning new programming languages, and I've worked with everything from COBOL, Turbo C, BASIC, PHP to .NET. I also enjoy helping people learn to love programming and seeing what they can do. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to Europe 16 years ago - I love it here. I raised my daughter mostly as a single mom, and she's 20 now. I am also a hobby bee keeper; I have my own little bee army in my garden.