From Marcel Proust,
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
This page describes what the three of us do on our respective jobs -- for Mike and I, that should say "did", since we are now both retired. For more about what we enjoy, see the other pages within this site.
On July 31, 2013, I retired from Stanford University. For an idea of what I did as an Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Policy, take a look at these web pages:
On May 31, 2012, Mike retired from NASA. He was most recently the Director, Aeronautics Test Program and, before he retired, he worked with the SOFIA program (the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a 747 configured with an infrared telescope). In September 2011, Mike rode home from Germany on a SOFIA science mission.
In 1998-99 Mike was a Sloan Fellow (now called the MSx Program) at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. In May, 2006, he was awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal, and in 2011 he was elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Andy is an accomplished international winemaker. After completing general chemistry requirements at Foothill College, he transfered into the Viticulture and Enology Program at the University of California at Davis. Graduation: June 2002.
In 2007, there was an article in a German newspaper about Andy. Here's a rough translation about his work at Trautwein winery in Lonsheim, Germany. He is currently working at the Mainz facility of Grands Chais de France, an international wine company based in the Alsace area of France.