Andy brings fifteen years of technical leadership and web development experience to Acquia, with the last six devoted solely to Drupal. Prior to Acquia Hawks spent three years as a Tech Lead at CivicActions after six years in managerial roles as VP of Technology at SpireMedia and CTO at Creation Chamber – leading interactive agencies in Denver. He was one of the 3 original developers of Beatport - a music delivery site that changed dance music culture - and senior software engineer at interactive agencies iXL and Eagle River Interactive (Agency.com). On the side Andy's a techno DJ with successful radio shows on a handful of Internet radio networks. Based in Denver, when Andy's not doing Drupal or DJing you'll find him mountaineering and rock climbing with wife Val in Colorado's 14ers or working with the local Italian Greyhound dog rescue.