When we started Semper Valens five years ago, I was honored and humbled to be appointed the Chief Technology Officer and fulfilling one of my early professional goals. Coming from a large company, I had fought against the notion that advancing my career would mean I would need to move completely into management, the CTO position allowed me to retain and use my technical skills while also being a senior leader in an emerging company by creating policy, and mentoring engineers, functional staff, and young leaders. I am grateful for the leaders that have impacted my professional career and theirRead More →

Fall isn’t caused by the Earth’s distance from the sun.That’s right. The Earth’s distance from the sun at any given point doesn’t determine whether you’ll be sweating out your white tee or shivering in your snow boots. Fall, like all of the seasons, is caused by the Earth’s tilt in relation to the sun. It gets warmer in each hemisphere when that hemisphere tilts toward the sun and colder when it leans away. ‘Fall leaf’ colors actually exist all year long. Now, don’t get too excited. While leaves have the potential to be yellow and orange (and sometimes purple orRead More →