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Google executive killed in avalanche had Arkansas roots


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A friend notes the Arkansas roots of Dan Fredinburg, the Google executive killed in a Mount Everest avalanche after the Nepal earthquake.

Here's a past interview with an insight to his talent. The photo above was distributed by his sister, Megan, on Instagram. He was an adventurer, inventor and, by this description of a friend who was with him shortly before the accident, a character.

You can see his Arkansas roots in items on his LinkedIn biography page. (He was educated in California and moved through a series of software related jobs staring with Boeing until joining Google in 2007:

IT Consultant Intern
Baxter Regional
1999 – 2000 (1 year)
Performed cost analysis and technology impact reviews of products for privately owned medical center.

Dock Rat
Jordan Marina
1998 – 1999 (1 year)
Hauled fish guts, cleaned boats

Apprentice Carpenter

1995 – 1997 (2 years)
Learned that power tools are the greatest thing on Earth

Farm Hand
Ezell Farm
1993 – 1997 (4 years)Jordan, Arkansas
Removed nails from pieces of wood, filled holes in with rocks, dreamed of a job with air conditioning.

He was a 1999 graduate of the Arkansas School of Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs.

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