I am a marketing writer for a network security company in Silicon Valley. I have also been a technology reporter with more than a decade of experience covering news in Silicon Valley. Before that, I was a business reporter for newspapers and started my career in public radio. On a personal note, I am the fifth of nine children of George and Mary Mullins and am one of 30 cousins on my mom's side of the family, the McCorrys. I was born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.