This is me.  I live in Amherst with my wife and our children.  I am the sort of person who is constantly trying to make the world around me better.  A strong believer in the idea that those who can have an obligation to do, I have managed to find myself busy in volunteer activities.  I don’t idle well.

I’m an ardent supporter of data driven decisions.  Quite a bit of the work here has to do with gathering and analyzing data related to the town of Amherst in the hopes that increased knowledge of the residents can help to drive intelligent decision making of town matters.

I have expanded the contents here a bit beyond that lately to incorporate some of my other interests.  There are data beyond cemetery records and school budgets.  And sometimes, it turns out, I have a functioning right brain.

I hope that you find something useful here.

-Michael Costolo