First blog post of the New Year (and the first on this site)!

I’ve been meaning to develop a website for a while now, both to showcase the videos I have been producing, and to tie together the various forms of social media that I use. Having heard of Squarespace on the Sword and Laser Podcast, I decided to give it a try. And what better time than on a day when I’m stuck at home, due to a Level 3 Snow Emergency?

So, briefly, who am I, and what do I do?

I’m an Embedded Software Engineer by trade, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Trine University (Angola, IN). I work for a company in Northwest Ohio, and greatly enjoy the work that I do, and the challenges that come my way. I have a chance to work with a number of engineers with much greater knowledge (and much more experience) that myself, so most days continue to be a learning experience. Which is fine with me, since I believe that learning is one of the core things an individual should do every day that they are alive.

In my free time, I volunteer at Family Christian Center in Defiance, Ohio. There, I am involved with the tech team, and also help to produce various videos for the church (most of which are for use in services). I was asked to help restart the video team in the summer of 2012, and ever since have been learning the basics of video production (I have no formal training video/audio production). Thanks to a number of websites, tutorials, videos, forums, and books, I am slowly improving and honing my skills, and am no longer quite as embarrassed by the results of my labor as I once was.

My intent for this website will be mostly related to videos that I produce, both for FCC and for fun. Occasionally other interests may make their way to these digital pages, but I will plan to keep them to a minimum.

And with that, welcome to my site! I hope you enjoy your stay, and stop back for future updates.

God Bless!

– Justin