It’s been a little over 2 and a half years since I joined Microsoft as the Academic Developer Evangelist for the Southeast region. In that time I’ve certainly learned a lot and had a tremendous amount of fun in this job, which I still think is one of the best jobs at Microsoft.

That’s why I’m pleased to announce that I’m continuing in my role as ADE, but moving to the Seattle area to cover the greater Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii.

So it looks like I’ll be going from this:

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to this:

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This is an exciting move for a number of reasons. First, I love the Pacific Northwest and I have lived in the South all my life. Time for a change. Secondly, about 95% of my in-laws either live in Hawaii or somewhere on the west coast… with another kiddo on the way it will be tremendously helpful to have them close by. And third, I’ve really missed being able to walk into people’s offices, go to lunch with coworkers and do all the usual corporate stuff.

I feel like I have so much to learn and a lot of new challenges to address – I’m incredibly excited.

As for this blog, which has admittedly become a little stale in recent months – I haven’t decided what to do with it yet. I’ll have more news on that as I go through the planning stages of transitioning across the country.

I know a lot of you out there are Seattle area residents and hopefully one of these days we’ll get to meet.

That’s it for now – I’ll post again as I have more information!