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Hi!  This is the part where I get to tell you a little bit about myself.  First off, my name is Brian, but many of my friends know me as Fozzy.  Friends have been calling me Fozzy since high school.  It's a nickname I earned because of my corny sense of humor. 

I'm originally from Simi Valley, Ca.  I lived there until I went to college at Cal Poly, SLO where I was a computer science major.  Currently I live in Redmond, Wa.  (near Seattle)

Ok, so I got out where I'm from and where I live, but what do I do?  By day, I work for Microsoft in the Windows Mobile group.  The people I work with are great, and I get to play with cool devices.  While working for Microsoft, I graduated with a masters degree in computer science from the University of Washington.

Throughout my time up here in Seattle, I have been on an amazing swing dancing troupe called Emerald City Swing (ECS).  I have been on the team for over 7 and a half years!  I like to dance and I love to perform, especially comedy.  I have choreographed a bunch of dances for the troupe, most with some sort of comedic angle.  One of my favorite parts of ECS is our annual spring show. 

In 2006 I started a sketch comedy group called Haiku Trout.  With ECS, it is sort of expected that the show be at least half (or ideally more) dancing.  Again, I like to dance, but I wanted another venue to perform various acts of comedy.  So I recruited some friends that I had worked with on ECS and created Haiku Trout.  

I also love to play sports.  My favorites being volleyball, racquetball, tennis, golf, and bowling (ok, bowling is really a "recreational activity").  I also have a love for photography.  Unfortunately, I haven't been keeping up in photography lately, but I do dabble in it every now and then.  I've been moving more toward videography and editing. 

I really love meeting new people and  I have a lot of fun bringing my various friends together to meet each other and have a good time.  I do this via trips, BBQs, parties, dancing, you name it.  In 1997, I started a small online community called Fozzyville where my friends can meet each other and find out what activities I may have in store for everyone! 

Well, that's enough about me for now.