About Kevin Schofield

Things you should know about me:

I was raised in the Napa Valley in California. I like wine, though I’m far from a wine snob. It turns out I’m also fond of beer, and the occasional whiskey sour.

I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.

I worked for Microsoft Corporation, at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, for 25 years.  17 of those were in Microsoft Research, the basic and applied research arm of the company, which has labs in several places around the world.

Supporting excellence in academia is very important to me.  I’m on the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College, and the Advancement Board of University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs.

I have two beautiful twin daughters, Elly and Xanda.  I raised them as a single dad from when they were 5 years old until they went off to college. They are the joy of my life.

Most of the time I live in Seattle, Washington. When not there, I can usually be found in Friday Harbor, Washington.

I volunteer at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. If you see a guy in a khaki vest with a nametag that says “Kevin”  then it’s probably me — please say hi.

I love to cook. After my kids went off to college, I used my newly-found free time to take lessons here. It changed my life, and it made me wish I’d done it a long time ago.

Recently I took up playing the guitar. A side effect of this seems to be a newfound desire to accumulate guitars. I now have three.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Kathleen says:

    Good Morning, Kevin! This is very fascinating to listen to the birds, ferry and sounds of FH as I sip my morning coffee and be reading your I wonderful distractions! The video on the grouse was amusing!

    Going to share your blog with friends.

    Your new writing career is right for you. Congratulations! You made the correct decision!

    Delightful. Zoo man…..

    BTW….I adopted a cat from shelter…the love of my life. Nina. She looks Maine Coon. Please speak to her when you meet. Nina can be shy, cept with me.

    Have a magical day….no other kind in FH!

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