"I looked up at the sun and said, 'I think I want to go to college.'"
Dave Krieger grew up on a mud farm in northern Nebraska. This always puzzled his parents, because they planted corn. Soon after realizing where he was, Dave headed off to secure a B.A. in physics and mathematics from Drake University and an M.L.S. in Information Studies from UCLA (spending a year studying geophysics and space physics in between). Along the way, he served two years as the scientific technical advisor to Paramount Pictures' Star Trek: The Next Generation and was a contestant on both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (Wheel: $10,949 in prizes; Jeopardy: lovely parting gifts).
Dave's illustrious and varied career since finishing his education has included a number of "firsts"; he was:
Dave has lived in California's Silicon Valley since 1992. He enjoys skiing, volleyball, whale-hugging, and all that other crap Californians are supposed to love. Look for him in a towel at better parties everywhere.
Dave's short-term goals are a secret (there's a war on, you know)...but he might reveal them to you if you ask nicely. His e-mail address is and the footprints for his PGP public keys are: