I was alternatively raised and educated by a back-to-the-lander in the Bay Area and Southern Maine in the 1960s-70s. In the ’80s and ’90s I went to public high school and worked as a house painter and bike mechanic. I then went to several colleges while I worked in restaurant jobs and as a PA in on location film production. After finally finding something I loved to study, journalism and broadcasting, I started to study and finished college while I worked as a carpenter and freelance writer. In the early 1990s I followed my passion for the then new World Wide Web to the Bay Area where I worked in Web media production, journalism, and geek group facilitation.  In 1997 I fell in love with educational technology and went to graduate school – a couple of times. In 2008, at age 42, I evolved into a unique faculty/staff job at Marlboro College’s Center for Graduate and Professional Studies and went from laptop nomad to laptop settler in southern Vermont. In 2010 I got married and started a family.