Eric Wadsworth was born on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, and he spent the summers of his youth on his father's little boat plying the ever-peaceful Alaskan waters. When not working the nets, he drank deeply from the stream of novels that pass between fishing boats. His winters were in the forests of the Olympic Peninsula, northwest of Seattle. As soon as there were electronic things with buttons, he felt a need to push them to see what would happen. This soon led to a love of computer programming. He served for two years as a missionary in the Philippines, then graduated from BYU in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science. He has worked as a software developer for companies in Washington, Arizona, California, and Utah.
He enjoys snowboarding, fencing, and SCUBA diving. He tends to like computer games that have a constructive element. He also likes the more involved tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, and the Asian game of go. He enjoys reading and writing amazing fiction. He's keen on freedom, and calls Edward Snowden a hero. He writes software for fun. He likes technology, is an avid Linux user and HAM radio operator (W8WAD). Eric currently lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife Tressa and their six children.
I was born on the island of Kodiak in Alaska. My father is a commercial fisherman, boat builder, inventor, and entrepreneur. My family moved to the city of Sequim in the state of Washington when our house in Kodiak burned down (I was 5). Most of my summers were spent working on a fishing boat in Alaska. After high school (graduated 1989) I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the the Philippines Davao mission, where I spent two years on the island of Mindanao speaking Visayan. After that I attended Brigham Young University in Utah. I married Tressa Stapley on December 18, 1993. Our son Gavin was born March 29, 1995. I graduated in August 1997 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology and Physics (well, almost Physics). While there, I worked as a research assistant in the Performance Evaluation Laboratory of the Computer Science department. After college, I spent a year and a half working for TBRS Technology, on my Dad's fish filleting machine invention. My daughter Brinn was born March 4, 1999, and shortly afterward we moved to Arizona, where I worked as a software engineer for Conceptual Systems and Software. Tayla was born March 11, 2001. After about three years, we moved back to Sequim to help my Dad out with his new company, AlaskaCatch. My part with AlaskaCatch being complete, I got work with a startup company in Tucson, Arizona, called DMetrix where I worked as a software engineer. My son Kade was born January 24, 2003. After about 10 months at that company, started work in Fort Huachuca, AZ at the JITC doing software development for two years. In July 2005 I left the JITC to work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, doing software development for their new family history and genealogy programs. Maylee was born March 24, 2009. After five years there, I took a job with tynt.com, working with Java, Hadoop, and Linux. On January 20, 2011, our daughter Alissa was born. We've decided that six kids is enough, as our dinner table and our Suburban are full. In August 2011, I left Tynt, and in September got a new job at ValueClick (really Commission Junction) in the Santa Barbara area of Southern California. On New Year's day, 2014, we moved to Lehi, Utah, where I am now working at Qualtrics.
Misc pages for me
- Medical 2011
- Stamps that I need for my collection
- Eric Food Diary to keep track of what I eat
- 40th Birthday Party
- Fun With Basic is a little side project I'm working on
- Vacation ideas for our 20-year anniversary
- government quotes that I collect
- camping pack list for our upcoming (August 2012) camping trip
- raspberry_pi is my geek toy
- Halloween Party 2012
- pre-appraisal todo list
- fishing list
- Cancun Vacation list
- Eric TODO list
- Illusion pranks
- Eric Ham Radio
- 2014 Christmas Letter
- Europe Packing List
- Add fun links, and link to Galleries
Squashbot (my linux server)
- Play with thisbedandbreakfast.com
- Figure out samba for my LAN, so windows boxen can connect to account homes on hulk
- automate backups
- Add cartoon photo tour to alaskafreshcut.com.
- Fix basement stairs handrail
- Make a Christmas Wish List for my kids.