It's now 2013 and I still live in Corvallis, Oregon, an eternally damp and soggy town in the middle of the Willamette Valley.
I am co-founder of GEO-CEG (hard C like KEG), a non-profit dedicated to bring GIS to small communities.
I work for Alsea Geospatial, Inc., a small GIS firm with offices in the heart of downtown Corvallis.
For about 2 years I worked as a volunteer and a temp for Corvallis Public Works GIS Services. This means I am very familiar with their data and will be trying to import it into OSM.
I have a GIS certificate from Oregon State, I also studied GIS at CSU Monterey Bay, and have a BS in Computer Science from Sonoma State in California.
I keep track of what I am doing (in general, not just OSM stuff) at http://wildsong.biz/ This includes everything, PIC processors, GPS, dead birds (COASST), Linux, bicycles, home appliances... It's like one of those Twitter feeds... "It's lunch... I am having a sandwich."... just kidding. I hope.