I spent 12 years in the US Navy serving aboard two submarines (USS Daniel Webster and USS Benjamin Franklin) and a submarine tender (USS Hunley) in Scotland. I was a navigation electronics Chief Petty Officer (CPO) when I left the Navy to become a full-time husband and father.
Over the past 23 years as a civilian employed at Bosch located in Charleston SC, I have served as a business systems analyst, programmer, technical instructor, and a production maintenance technician. My career has lead me to the present in which I am working with more complicated and larger data sets, data analysis, statistics, and data visualization.
The joy of my life Grace and I have been married for a long time. We've raised five children; homeschooling them over 25 years. She and I are both nerds. In fact, she helped me to conduct experiments on her friends to support my Field Experiments course. She is awesome and I am a blessed man.
My hobbies and interests have ranged from game programming (C++) to aquaculture/aquaponics to reading about hyper space and astronomy to tinkering with the internet.
I have completed the MIDS program. I have enjoyed all my classes, instructors, and team projects. The assignments, although not so enjoyable at times, were most certainly challenging and I have become a much better person for seeing them through completion. If I had to do it all over again I would.
- Chuck Bolin