I am a native New Yorker: born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, married to a New Yorker, and my wife and I have a daughter who was born in Brooklyn. We all proudly consider Maryland our home. I served in the Marine Corps as an artillery officer, and fought in the Gulf War. I am a competitive age-group triathlete and long distance runner, and have completed an Ironman. The hardest thing I’ve ever done, though, was found an AI company, Netrias, that is just over two years old (knock wood!).