Born and raised in Scarborough, Canada, I am the only member of my family
born outside Germany, hence the MR logo. My family moved to Canada
in the late 1960s and until recently we had lived in the same house for over 30 years.
I spent most of my childhood playing hockey and soccer, which to this
day I still follow. Being from Toronto, I am a big Leafs fan and my new passion is Toronto FC.
I also am a big supporter of Bayern Munich. Although I no longer play either sport, I still
try to keep fit by playing tennis whenever possible.
I got involved in computers in the 3rd grade and since then I have had
a fascination with them and what they can do. I started basic
programming a few years later and that planted the seed for what was to
My university studies took me to the University Of Toronto, where I
graduated in 2000 with a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree (with
Distinction) in Computer Science.
During my university years, I worked in the IT division at Universal
Studios Canada where I learnt everything there was about computer hardware
and technical support. Before that job I did not know a thing about
the inside of a computer, but that quickly changed and by the end I was
refurbishing systems from scratch.
I was also fortunate enough to be in the co-op program which allowed me
to have two 4-month work terms at IBM Canada doing various technical
positions in networking and storage systems. The experiences I
picked up there allowed me to then join the company full time upon
graduation in the Toronto Lab, where I am now a Software Developer with
Outside work, I enjoy to travel. In the past few years I have
been able to go to places like Las Vegas, Cancun, Maui, Munich, Bahamas
and Aruba. I look forward to seeing new and exotic places, to learn
about the different cultures and landscapes. But, I do not always
need to go on the big excursion, I often like to take weekend getaways to
a new place nearby, just to experience something new.
When possible I try to mix travel with sports. Being a Leafs fan,
I like to travel to away games where possible. So far I have just
been to Buffalo and Montreal, but would like to expand that in the
future. My latest trip was for a Toronto FC game in Columbus and I hope there
will be many more.
When things seem to be going a little fast, I enjoy relaxing listening
to music. Some find me odd, but I enjoy dance music, especially
trance and house, to relax me. The sometimes hypnotic beats as I
like to put it, get me into a good frame of mind and allows me to get away
from the stress. My favourite DJ is TiŽsto from Holland. I do
not buy many CDs, but I think I own everyone of his since CDs since
2000. It is kind of funny, how over here in North America not many
people knew of him five years ago, but now his music makes the radio
airwaves, not just the underground clubs.
Anyhow, enough about me. Enjoy the site and I hope you find some
things interesting and of use. Feel free to leave me feedback any