🎉   Welcome to our new web site!   🎉

For the next 30 days, we’re providing free access to non-subscribers so you can see what we have to offer. And if you subscribe by June 1, you’ll get a 25% discount on your subscription! We hope you’ll like what you see and want to support local media.

My Name Is... Bill Adams

Software engineer, harmonica player, hard-core Jeeper

Posted

Have software engineering skills, will travel

I’m retired Air Force. I’m originally from Detroit. I’ve been in Colorado since 1990. Before that I was on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and before that was Oklahoma, at Tinker Air Force Base.

I’m a software engineer by trade. I’ve been one since I was 20 years old. It’s a hard field to keep up with. There’s changes every year.

I’m program manager and chief of agile development for a company called MeteoStar, which makes weather monitoring systems. I run two teams of software engineers. We’re watching hurricanes today, because I work with a bunch of meteorologists. We’re excited about the new GOES-16 satellite up there, because it’s giving us fantastic images of Hurricane Irma.

I’m married for the second time, to a tall beautiful redhead. I love her to death.

Jeep fanatic

I’m a member of just about every Jeep club in town, like Mile-Hi Jeep Club and Colorado 4x4 RnR.

I had two friends from Germany who came in recently, and I took them Jeeping up the T-33 trail up northwest of Lyons. We ended up in Estes Park.

Wheeler Lake is probably my favorite Jeep trail. It’s a mile south of Hoosier Pass south of Breckenridge. It’s rated at 7, so it’s hard but not ridiculously hard. I did Holy Cross this year too.

Black Bear Pass isn’t hard, it’s just scary because it’s a shelf road. I’ve done Santa Fe Peak, which has 27 switchbacks up and back.

My wife doesn’t Jeep with me much. She doesn’t like all the bouncing.

I turn the radio off when I’m out Jeeping. I want to hear if someone’s calling out warnings to me.

Music man

If I am listening to music, it’s usually blues, Tool or Led Zeppelin.

I’m a student of the harmonica — I take lessons from Clay Kirkland up at Swallow Hill Music.

I’ve got two kids. My son just turned 19 two weeks ago. He’s a Jeeper too. My daughter’s 15 and she’s getting ready to get her driver’s license. She likes to go Jeeping with me.

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.