Earl Miles is a permanent member and founder of the Drupal Association. In 2005, Earl found Drupal and thought it was exactly the kind of thing that he wanted for a website he was building in his spare time. Then he found out that Drupal lacked a couple of features here and there; so Earl ignored work for about three weeks and created the Views module, which has been instrumental in Drupal's continued growth.
Earl has also been active in the community providing support here and there, as well as posting tips and tricks when the mood strikes him.
Earl is happily married with his first child, who was born in May 2007, which makes him both happy and tired. He is an amateur writer (sci-fi/fantasy) and a gamer.
Earl has worked with several Drupal based companies and is currently employed by iO1, who is actively giving back to the community in return for open source software that makes it easier to pursue company goals.