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
1999 – 2000 (1 year)
Performed cost analysis and technology impact reviews of products for privately owned medical center.
1998 – 1999 (1 year)
Hauled fish guts, cleaned boats
1995 – 1997 (2 years)
Learned that power tools are the greatest thing on Earth
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.