I'm a Principal Staff Research Scientist in the Core Research Lab of the Motorola Mobility Applied Research Center in Schaumburg, IL where I study ambient communications technologies and applications. Work is a fun combination of ethnographic research, prototyping, user studies, and development work which leads us to new product ideas for Motorola. Particular interests lie developing new services to increase feelings of connection in strong-tie social relationships as well as methods for understanding communications needs and rapidly prototyping new concepts for field evaluation.