Jamie Yeats is the Southeast Michigan coordinator for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters worldwide.

He also volunteers at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit where he assists immigrants to the United States to become citizens.

He is retired from General Dynamics Land Systems after a career in systems engineering and program management and is the founder and principal of Y8S, a systems engineering / program management consultancy.

Concerned about maintaining his geek quotient Jamie is interested in the application of models to public policy and exploring open source software development.

He writes and rants at Null Hypothesis, Heteroscadasticity, and tweets as @jaime27.

Most at home on the Holy Waters of the Au Sable river in northern Michigan, his other interests include fly fishing, wooden boats, cross country skiing, and Sacred Harp singing.