This website was started in late 2019 with expert rated web hosting reviews. For those who wonder why I chose this name, TUFaT is an acronym for The Ultimate Family Tree. At the time of its release, it was the only online family tree builder of its kind – anywhere. I am software developer in the Los Angeles, California area. I have been working on servers since my freshman year in college in 1993. I have an M.S. from U.C. Irvine, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and served in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1997-99 in The Gambia, West Africa. My interests include reading, hiking, and social dancing, and board games.