Adam was born in Springfield Massachusetts on October 30th 1971. He currently resides in Fort Collins Colorado and has lived on the front range for about 23 years. Adam is a single dad with a beautiful 3 year old daughter, Siri Raen Nowak.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys billiards, camping, climbing, racquetball, and many other outdoor activities. His hobbies include auto repair, designing RC aircraft, fixing things, motorcycle racing, and just about any activity that would be considered hazardous.
Adam has over thirty years of experience programming and operating computers. The journey from the TRS-80 to the Terabyte has been an amazing one.
He is passionate about object-oriented programming and simplifying complex computer code. In the 1990’s, the Internet opened up an entire new world of programming opportunities to him. The World Wide Web enabled him to showcase his expertise and allowed him to expand the functionality of his creations.
Most of Adam’s professional career has been in the field of geodesy, mapping, land survey and engineering. His survey career involved a lot of travel and has taken him to 46 U.S. states and several foreign countries. One of the more adventurous undertakings was the survey of Paraguay. Adam worked for the International Geodetic survey as a contractor for the Paraguayan Government for more than a year.
Adam is a United States Air Force veteran, and was trained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also participated in many organized groups, including the Boy Scouts and Civil Air Patrol. Adam was a ground team leader with the CAP and participated in many search and rescue missions. One mission of note was the rescue of Karl Busse, the lone survivor of a crashed Beechcraft on Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts.
Adam is a recipient of the Billy Mitchell Award and the Desert Storm Ribbon, and he is decorated with the Joint Service Commendation Medal.