In 2001, I left Miami University where I went from supporting networks to supporting researchers and joined Clemson to work on the AuthServ project (Identity Management / beginning of Omnibond). While working on the AuthServ / Omnibond project was also asked to be Executive Director of Computing Systems and Operations for Jim Bottum. Over the years, I worked with Jim Pepin, Barr von Oehsen, Randy Martin, many other great people to help take Clemson from a failing UPS system to 3.5MW data and operations center. A successful project, the Palmetto Cluster, ultimately helped empower researchers. My last position at Clemson was Software CTO, eventually I left to work with Omnibond full time, to continue to support IDM as well as new ventures: making roadways safer with Computer Vision, Parallel Computation and AI with TrafficVision. Helping to broaden the reach of computational research and science with OrangeFS and CloudyCluster.