David Gassner is president of Bardo Technical Services, an Authorized Adobe Training Center in Seattle, Washington and an Adobe Systems Rapid Engagement Services partner for Adobe Flex. As an author for
Lynda.com, he has recorded video training titles on Flex, AIR, ColdFusion, and Dreamweaver. He holds Adobe developer and instructor certifications in Flex, ColdFusion, Flash, and Dreamweaver, and has been a regular speaker at Allaire, Macromedia, and Adobe conferences. As a contributor to ColdFusion Journal and XML Journal, he has assisted many developers with the integration of ColdFusion with Java, XML, and other development technologies.
David earned a B.A. from Pitzer College in Claremont, California (his home town), and an M.F.A. from the Professional Theater Training Program at U.C. San Diego. In his copious free time (and putting his M.F.A. to good use), he is Artistic Director of Theater Schmeater (
www.schmeater.org), one of Seattle's oldest fringe theater companies. He shares his home with his wonderful wife Jackie (Go Mets!) and a feline comedian named Sylvester, and he receives occasional visits from his thoroughly adult kids, Thad, Jason, and Jenny.