Let me introduce myself. I’m 51 and am married to Tammy, an amazing woman. We have two fabulous kids, Mazie and Tyler. I love being a Dad. It’s the best thing ever. We have a Bernadoodle named Lucky who is 3 years old and just over 60 pounds. She is a slightly clumsy, neurotic, bundle of love.
I like to explore new things. The result of that is that I have too many hobbies. I would consider myself an amateur photographer. I’m a fairly avid blogger at
thingelstad.com where I write about whatever I feel like. I am fanatical about the Big Green Egg. I am a lucky member of the R/W Book Club. I’m a supporter of the open web and support Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Archive.org and the EFF. I also write the Weekly Thing where I share comments and perspective every week.
I’ve been a CTO for a long time. I’ve learned a lot about serving big, mission critical applications on a global scale. I was the founding CTO for BigCharts. We were bought by MarketWatch and I was CTO there while we did some awesome stuff. Then MarketWatch was bought by Dow Jones where I also then had a CTO role. A lot of changes, all without moving offices. Now I’m CTO for SPS Commerce. I am also a board member at the Minnesota Technology Association, and was previously on the board of Minnestar and CaringBridge.
Last updated May 2023.