Email: email@example.com / Cell Phone: 415-342-5180 / Post: 10 Mission Drive, Petaluma CA 94952
I'm a former professional
whitewater guide who's
now making my living as a computer geek.
I live in Petaluma California, north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, part of California's wine country, with my partner Charlene Marie. You may know me from Hawthorne Valley School (which I went to from 1st through 7th grades, and I'm still working on reconciling my Waldorf experiences from that), my time in Newtown Connecticut (7th through 12th grades, graduated in
1986), my years in Chattanooga Tennessee, or my time in northern California (since 1995).
Since the wiki lends itself to a certain sort of content, let's reduce
my life to bullet points.
Work and Life Highlights
Ongoing updates in the
Dan Lyke life
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I guided with Outdoor Adventure Rafting, and
worked at Signal Data for many years,
before being one of the founders of Chattanooga.net, along with Mike
I went to UTC for a few years, rock climbed a
bunch, and hung out with various computer geek groups including
FidoNet362 (I ran node 1203) and the Apple
Surprisingly, old friends have picked out
my name in movie credits, courtesy
of my years at Pixar where I worked on the
Toy Story Animated StoryBook and Toy Story Activity Center,
and then with the demise of the interactive group moved over to work
on RenderMan where I got credits in
A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2.
TC Gemmell and I ran a consulting company
called "Coyote Grits" for a few years during the .com boom, following
that I did a stint at Gracenote working on
"CDDB Service 3", some time at Alvanon
working on some hardware and software products to visualize and
communicate clothing fit and design, and worked with
digitalfish on the rockingest 3d
character animation software you've ever seen, spent some time working
on products in the Cricut ecosystem, did some
research on the future of transportation, and am now on to new adventures.
I served for 3 years on the Petaluma Technology & Telecommunications Advistory Committee, and am still very interested in issues of municipal data and open government, but think that many of those efforts need to be grassroots movements with a critical mass that I haven't found in Petaluma.
I spend my spare time doing cool projects on
our house, and bicycling western
Sonoma and northern Marin.