Douglas Cole, founder and owner of Gaming Ballistic (both blog and game company)
has been role-playing since 1981 – starting with Holmes Red Box and AD&D, sampling many systems along the way, and started heavily playing GURPS since 1988. I’ve been an active playtester and author for both Third and Fourth Editions for a while; I started while I was in grad school at Northwestern.
I’m an inveterate GURPS rules tinkerer. And now I run my own company – Gaming Ballistic, LLC. I have earned two doctorates: a real one from Northwestern University in Materials Science and Engineering, and a cool one in GURPS Ballistics from Illuminati Online University, based on an article I wrote a while back.
I currently live near Minneapolis, and work for a hard-disc-drive company as my day job. All the rest of my time is spent either with my family or doing game design work on both Dungeon Grappling and Dragon Heresy, forthcoming RPG products.