Ed earned his BS in Computer Science from UT Austin and then joined Origin in 1992 and began working on Strike Commander for Chris Roberts. He then took on the role of Lead Programmer on Privateer and then worked on several aborted projects with Andy Hollis. Ed then rejoined with Chris Roberts and began tool development for Wing Commander. In late 1996, he left Origin to join Digital Anvil, where he was immediately very involved in architecting the DA libraries as well as Freelancer. Ed plays a mean game of Robotron, Joust and Stargate.