Welcome! Per the web address, you’ll know that this is Ryan Erickson’s site, that’s me.
This is a personal site aimed at nothing in particular. Sometimes I go on story writing binges and others I babble on about tech or what new computer "thing" I’m learning or interested in (case in point, this site is running on a Raspberry Pi 3 in my living room!). Overall, I use the site to keep track of what’s interesting me at the moment.
I am, by most accounts, a normal married guy with five kids.
This is my updated bio found on a few websites around the web:
Ryan Erickson is an Active Duty Officer in the United States Coast Guard. He began his military career in 1995 joining the U.S. Army as an 11X/B Infantryman (240B Gunner) with the 1/75 Ranger Battalion. Upon completion of his tour, he was assigned to the Washington State National Guard and in 1999 changed course to join the U.S. Coast Guard. His time in the USCG has included a tour in Kodiak, AK as an Avionics Technician and HC-130H Navigator and a tour in Elizabeth City, NC as a plank-owner of the Coast Guard’s C-130J program. In 2004 he was accepted to Officer Candidate School; on graduation, he was stationed at Sector Seattle (now Sector Pacific Northwest), Washington where he was the supervisor of their Vessel Board and Search Team and a Command Duty Officer in the Joint Harbor Operations Center. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Erickson was stationed in Portsmouth, VA as a member of LANT Command Center followed by a tour in Juneau, Alaska from 2011 to 2014 as Sector Juneau’s Chief of Incident Management. Since 2014 he’s been stationed back in Portsmouth, VA and is currently the Deputy Chief of the Atlantic Area’s Incident Management Section. You can find Ryan blogging daily, mostly on matters of family/life and some Coast Guard his personal site of ryanerickson.com.
And that’s me in my professional life. But the bulk of my mind and time are swallowed up by my family.
Messaging: I also use Signal with the same email above for secure chat.