I have been a member of NCF since the early days, not just as a means of gaining access to the Internet, but also because then, as now, I supported the concept and ideals of NCF and the then wider Freenet movement. The world at large and the context within which the National Capital Freenet operates has changed a great deal since those early days, but the strong rationale for a user-driven and user-supported means of accessing the Internet and an electronic public commons remain as compelling as ever.
I am pleased to have had the opportunity to serve on the Board of NCF from 2001 to 2014 during a period of significant change and development and as President/Board Chair from 2012-2014 during a period when we made significant changes (some by design and others of necessity) in our DSL provisioning and the membership and organization of the NCF team. Although personal circumstances mandated my resignation from the Board in 2014, I remain committed to the NCF and the task ahead to consolidate the gains we have made and explore new ways in which we can serve our membership and community at large.
You can find out more about who I am and what I've done over the years through the links below.