Mike Kentley is an engineer/geek/inventor. He works in the electronics industry, and has been helping companies make computer chips and electronic devices for 25 years. Mostly Mike works on products that use USB to connect to computers, but his passion is to make complex embedded systems that “just work”. And brewing beer. They’re both highly technical, creative activities.
Kathy Hoyt PhD (the “Doc”) is Mike’s wife. She is a clinical psychologist with a background in human sexuality (graduate degree #1), research psychology (graduate degree #2) and clinical psychology (graduate degree #3). She’s pretty smart. She knows a lot about what people like and why they like it. At one point she was training to be a sex therapist. These days her work is focused on helping people be more creative and find their ideal career. Ask her about photography, “painting with food” and the “creative destruction” party her women’s group threw and you will understand — she is “a creative”.
Angela Plass works with Mike in her day job. Angela’s background is in the travel and health industries, but a few years ago, she went to work for Mike as his Radar O’Reilly — whipping the bookkeeping into shape, making sure we get paid on time, helping to build prototypes, and managing manufacturing and customer shipping for Mike’s clients.