I am middle of seven children in a large Irish-Catholic family.
I have been married to Jim— my very best friend and college sweetheart —for over 35 years. We’ve raised three lovely children—Brennan, Katie, and Daniel—who are now out on their own, living their own lives.
I graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley, and MBA from St Mary’s College. I started my career in Silicon Valley as a semiconductor design engineer, most recently a management consultant on the human-centered design of software products and services. I led two different consulting businesses for over 16 years and have experienced the roller coaster of joy and stress that accompanies small business ownership.