Mark Coulter was a Computer Programmer with almost ten years of experience, when he became a stay at home dad. His children were all teenagers when he and his wife fostered her six nieces and nephews. The needs of the new family required time with many ongoing medical and dental appointments in addtion to his wife being deployed with the Navy. Now that those needs have been met and deployments are over, it is time for Mark to return to his chosen career.
Mark likes learning and doing new things. He enjoys creating or "making stuff" be it woodworking in his garage or working on his Jeep. He finds joy in creating which is why he enjoys computer programming. Sure programming is not tangible like building a bookcase, however the satisfaction of completing a project is just as real.
Even while Mark was away from his career of choice, he kept working with computers as a hobby. He has several websites he developed and maintains. He has worked on an aquarium light timer based on the Arduino micro-controller and finally has added a Raspberry PI to his collection.