The following letter was sent to Senator Joe Manchin on January 19, 2017 via email on the subject of Senator John Lewis and President elect Donald Trump. I’m publicly sharing this because I felt compelled to express my frustration and dismay, which many others shared around the country and especially in the Atlanta region.

To say the state of web performance optimization is at odds with the realm of Internet advertising may be a bit of an understatement. Content on the web in 2016 consists of a complex ecosystem of content monetization, marketing, user experience, data analytics, and programmatic advertising, among many other valuable but competing elements of business on the web. I’d like to share my perspective on the topic as a performance engineer.

After more than 10 wonderful years living in Atlanta my wife Jenny and I have decided to move home to West Virigina to be closer to our family. We both grew up in north central West Virginia — we want our kids to know the amazing environment we grew up loving. We have been talking about this move for nearly as long as we have lived in Georgia, now we’re setting our plans in motion. We should be completely relocated by early July.