After watching Dr. Strangelove, Al Spohn felt the need to experience life as a B-52 crew member and proceeded to log 3,000 flying hours in that aircraft. Meanwhile, he developed a strong interest in computer programming, and convinced the U.S. Air Force to provide him with training. He used his new skills in independent development projects as well as developing aircraft survivability models for the Air Force.
After leaving active duty, he was hired as a software developer at Mayo Clinic, where he has remained for the past twenty-three years. He is passionate about leveraging the technical underpinnings of web design to promote the user experience, from both the functional and aesthetic perspectives.