Ruel Chewie seatbelt

Hello! I’m a writer and educator with over 20 years of experience in the aerospace, military, and educational industries. Most of my experience has been in the technical writing field, but I’ve been fortunate to write about a wide variety of topics. I also offer corporate training in English language and cultural skills development.

I recently became a contributor to one of my favorite websites, Geek & Sundry, writing about my hobby and my passion: board gaming. I’m also the knightly news guy for islaythedragon.com.

On January 1st, 2015, I took on My Quest to Blog Every Day in 2015. Yes, I completed my quest! I still blog here regularly, but not on a daily basis.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading, board gaming, hiking, cooking, golfing, or traveling. I enjoy dates with my wife where we act like tourists in our backyard by exploring nearby cities and neighborhoods. Nothing like a quick weekend adventure to re-energize ourselves for the week ahead!

FYI: It’s pronounced Roo-El. Rhymes with Superman’s Kryptonian name, Kal-El. Did I just compare myself to the Man of Steel? I better stop while I’m ahead.

E-mail me at ruel.gaviola@gmail.com or contact me on Twitter. For my fellow board gamers, you can find me on boardgamegeek.com.