A dual national (US and UK), Duff Johnson spent his first thirteen years in England. Following a few stints in the commercial fishing industry in Canada and Alaska, Duff was soon writing internal software documentation for IBM in Boulder, Colorado.
In 1992, Duff went to work as a full-time political campaign operative where his innovative use of public-records databases helped foster a new world of targeted field operations. A political consultant from 1992 until 1995, Duff managed or contributed to campaigns in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, and contributed to campaigns in several Caribbean countries.
Duff founded Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI) in 1996. The original idea for DSI was to service the political consulting industry with full-text search access to a candidate’s collected public record. It wasn’t a success – Duff sold precisely one (1) such project! Along the way, however, it became clear that plenty of organizations wanted solutions for electronic documents, and needed help making them work just right.
A confessed diving fanatic, Duff made his first SCUBA dive in 2003, and was instantly hooked. While warm water is always attractive, Duff also likes to dive in his native New England waters and other cold-water locations. He holds Divemaster and Solo Diver certifications with approximately 725 dives logged (as of July, 2016). Far too few.
Duff lives and works in Winchester, Massachusetts.