My name is D. Jay Newman (the "D." is silent), but please just call me Jay.
I am currently learning to model and texture and hopefully rig for poser. My modeling interests are mainly science fiction/science fantasy.
My "job" is full-time caregiver for my wife who is suffering a long-term highly debilitating disease. I quit my job as a systems programmer/analyst for Penn State in order to do this. However, this leaves me a lot of time on my hands for various things.
Most people seem to wonder how others get into 3d graphics. In my case it is because I run a free on-line science/fantasy RPG for some friends (http://www.penguinflys.com/evergreen/) and I wanted to create avatars for my players even though I had no graphics talent at all. Eventually I worked my way up to Poser and now I can create pretty pictures for my game. I'm even thinking about doing a web-comic if I can get enough time.
After I got addicted to Poser, I decided to try learning modeling so that I can create my own items - hopefully for sale. I'm using Modo 401 for modeling and I love this program. Hopefully you will see me as a seller one of these days.
Have a nice day (or not, if it pleases you - who am I to tell you how to live your life?) :)