23 years with IBM & Lenovo in a variety of roles in support, development, customer satisfaction, social media & Community. Over the last 8 years, Hopkins has been focused on building and growing online communities. He likes being "hands on" and has started 3 small businesses and love learning how ideas and models can be applied in new ways. He has a lifelong interest in mechanical things, built his own home, and enjoys working in his metalworking shop.