Between 1997 and 2004, I worked as a software engineer and technical writer in San Francisco. When then Java language was just starting to become popular, I wrote the books Industrial Strength Java and Java Distributed Objects (both of which are very outdated now). At one point, I was the Chief Technology Officer for a multi-million dollar health-care software company ... but then the economy tanked and I decided that it was time for a change.
Prior to 2004, I had been moonlighting as a Yoga teacher, but after the crash, I decided to throw myself into it full-time. Initially I worked in San Francisco and later moved to Los Angeles in order to study with Noah Williams and Kimberly Flynn. Then in 2005 after spending two months studying Yoga and Sanskrit in Mysore, India I met the owner of a Yoga studio in Bangkok who offered me a job teaching at her studio for a year. That one year slowly turned into over five years, and that time in Bangkok has allowed me to explore many of my older interests which had been ignored during the madness of the dot.com days.
In addition to my teaching, I am currently in my final year of studies at Ramkhamheang University where I am completing a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Thai, minor in Japanese along with classes in Spanish, Sanskrit, Burmese, Lanna and Thai literature (Thai-standard curriculum).
My photography has been shown in multiple Bangkok galleries, and in 2011, a photography book based on my Birth + Breath series will be published.
My writing (in English and Thai) has been published in Prestige and Yoga Journal magazines and in spring of 2011 my first book written in Thai will be published.
Email lukecd at gmail dot com if you want to talk more.