I am a native of Westborough, MA and live in the Boston area with my wife Pat Udomprasert and our two zany children.  I have enjoyed astronomy since as far back as I can remember, and picked up telescope making as a hobby in around the 6th grade when I visited the Stellafane amateur telescope makers convention with my family.  In this regard you may have found another Simcoe on the astronomy interweb – my father Robert J is associated with the DASCH plate scanning project at the CfA.  We are fortunate also to live near my brother Tim and his family; Tim is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the BU School of Management.