Since leaving MHC back in the Spring of 1977 I've lived most of the time in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area and have worked for over 30 years at the same company (BNA). BNA- a publisher and leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals -- was employee-owned until a year ago (October of 2011) when we became Bloomberg-BNA after an acquisition that surprised most of us employee-owners. While my major at MHC was Political Science, my career has mostly been in Information Technology (IT). I think the Poli Sci got me to the nation's capital and honed my writing and logic skills, but my affinity for computer science took over from there. I started at BNA as a programmer working on Indexing systems. I soon moved into a Systems Analyst role for publishing systems and then progressed into management. In 1993 I got my Masters in Information Management at The George Washington University in an effort to further my credentials in my chosen field. I am now the Director of the Publishing Systems Group and in that role I'm responsible for the software and support for both our internal publishing systems which serve 500 editorial and support staffs, as well as our customer-facing web platform. Outside of work I have been in a relationship for the last 30 years with a thoughtful and multi-talented man who has had a varied career ranging from commercial construction to facilities management at a large prison, and after retirement, service management at a marina. I'm a volunteer tutor, and I enjoy boating, travelling, and pilates. In recent years I've also been studying Tai Chi and Chinese Brush Painting under Darlene Kaplan at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.