Kynerd earned a Computer and Information Sciences degree from the University of Florida, before building a career that has spanned decades. He began as an IBM mainframe programmer, followed by various roles in IT, web development, software product development, and more. He also developed a commercial Mac OS X Interface Builder plug-in, and served as co-founder/ principal of a software development consulting firm. All this work means he handily earns his favorite pastime - relaxing at the beach. And while his intellect is undeniable, it sometimes fails him when he’s trying to recall the name of someone he just met. Kynerd’s least favorite sound is that offensive noise of tinkling wind chimes.