New Year's Eve

This has been an absolutely crazy year on a number of fronts, political, social, medical, and personal. I’ve switched jobs during a pandemic and have witnessed both the good and the bad in people.

I hope this message finds you and yours safe and secure this New Year’s Eve and that 2021 will bring better times and happier days.

I Miss Conferences

I have been attending a number of virtual conferences over the last few months and I’ve come to the conclusion that I miss in person conferences. From Kubecon to re:Invent, I miss the interaction with other people in the field. Talking at birds of a feather sessions help to understand where the industry is moving and help solve common problems we all face. Not to mention the fact that I miss going to Las Vegas for re:Invent. [Read More]

Moving On

I am moving on from my position as a Senior Security Analyst at Bank of America to become a Cloud Security Architect at Workiva. I’ve decided to move back in to the development side of the business but still keep my Security focus. I look forward to the new opportunity and am grateful for being able to make such a move during the pandemic.


Welcome to the new home of Software Tool & Die. Here you will find my occasional musings on software development, security research, kubernetes, containers, and just about anything else that is on my mind. Software Tool & Die is my consulting company based in Denver, CO. When I decide to strike out on my own and work 1099, STAD comes to the rescue. This site is rendered using a static site generator called Hugo with a customized theme. [Read More]