Editor’s Note: The following is a first in a series of interviews with members of the Reason Center. If you’re interested in responding to an interview such as this one, please send us a message using this contact form.
How long have you been a member of Reason Center?
I was one of the founding members of the Reason Center, back when it launched just over two years ago.
Are you an atheist, freethinker, or non-believer?
All of the above! I’m also a Humanist, a teacher, a cat-parent, and a proud nerd.
What prompted you to join the Reason Center?
I knew it would be important to the secular community here in Sacramento, particularly to Sunday Assembly which was forming at the time. Having something like this was long overdue in Sacramento, and I’d seen how helpful similar centers have been to friends in San Jose and Oakland.
What was your first introduction to the Reason Center?
Back when Mynga and the others were putting the early plans together, and Tom was driving around looking at buildings, I had been keeping a watch on the project from a distance. I was very excited when, years later, they were ready to make an offer on the Tribute [Road] office.
What do you do with your time?
I spend most of my time as a community organizer, helping groups like Sunday Assembly and SacFAN, and events like California Freethought Day (Oct 16). Outside of the secular movement, I also teach at the University of the Pacific and have my own business that provides software training and custom development for businesses.
How can the Reason Center be better?
I can’t think of anything beyond what I already wrote, but wanted to say that someone cleaned up the Storage Room and it looks tremendously better. So thank you to whoever did that!
Thanks, David, for your valuable contributions to the Reason Center. I hate to admit it, but I am terrible with names. It would be helpful to me, and others who may have similar temporal lobe deficiencies, if a photo of the person being interviewed could be included.