Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage.
Anais Nin
If one had to choose a single word with which to describe Roger Sinasohn, that word would likely be eclectic. And unusual. And, perhaps, well-rounded. In reality, however, you simply cannot reduce the tale of Roger Sinasohn into a single word. There is just too much to tell.
There is his technological side where he is closing in on thirty years as a computer professional, has one of the largest collections of vintage portable computers in the world, and continues to work on finding new applications for both new and existing technologies. His specialty is designing applications and products that give users significant functionality while providing an interface that is simple, intuitive, and efficient.
Roger is also significantly involved in the arts; no biography would be complete without referencing his past life as a performer (having sung with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, and others), his avid interest -- as audience, composer, and producer -- in all genres of music, and his work as a long-time member of the board of directors of the Friends of the Company, a non-profit established to ensure the success and financial security of the Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company.
Adventure, too, plays an integral part of defining Roger Sinasohn. His extensive experience in the outdoors includes leading backpacking trips for the Sierra Club as well traveling throughout the Western United States and Canada in his vintage Land Rover. He has also taught swimming, and his love of water has led him to sample nearly every conceivable water sport there is, from sea kayaking to river rafting and sailing to canoeing.
Politically, Roger is representative of his native San Francisco: fiercely liberal, outspoken and active. There are many topics which, if raised, are likely to trigger impassioned discourse; these include marriage equality, public education and the role of parents therein, atheism, and technology.
Always an engaging speaker, Roger is as comfortable addressing a group as he is putting pen to paper. He is also in the process of editing his first children's book, Cathy Jean and the Terrible Mean Monsters Next Door.