I've been fortunate in my career to work on a broad array of projects, from studying in-vehicle navigation displays back in 1993, well before they became commonplace in cars, to studying situation awareness in US Navy submarine commanders, to studying and creating a cognitve model that instantiates a theory of how users come to learn the locations of items in a Graphical User Interface (Dissertation PDF). The recent projects have been more conventional in nature, but not without their challenges, and the challenges are the interesting part.
I've also been fortunate to work with some extremely talented and intelligent interaction designers, visual designers, developers and system architects. Building a UI requires a lot of collaboration and when you have the luxury of interacting with and learning from smart people, it's truly a pleasure.
I'm currently based in Boulder, Colorado, which I've concluded is a nice place to be (see pic of Flatirons at right). I say this after bouncing around from Ohio, where I grew up, to Northern Virginia, where I went to graduate school, to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I got my first real job. I love being able to work from a home office here so I can head out onto Boulder's trails with my crazy boxer to clear my head and break up the day.