Originally from Seattle, I moved to the Twin Cities nearly a decade ago. Pizza,
bicycling, public transit, and coffee shops are a few of my favorite things. I love connecting
people and am very active in the community. Friends joke that after living in Minnesota for
6 months, I knew more people than they did, and they grew up here.
Professionally, I'm a software engineer and entrepreneur. I started my career as a
data analyst before teaching myself to code and transitioning into software
development. My entrepreneurial pursuits include founding a real-time transit app
and an anonymous job matching service.
I'm perpetually thinking up new projects and business ideas, then experimenting to see
if they've got potential. This led me to form a community for less-experienced
software engineers and also create an event series to help Minnesotans make new friends.
I'm passionate about making the tech community more welcoming and inclusive. I love
helping people find the career paths and jobs that fit them best. I believe
life is too short to have a job you don't love. I have a strong bias for action and
am motivated by impact - there's nothing more validating than hearing someone
appreciates my work.
I'm open to and interested in branching out. I love tools like Tailwind that make the developer
experience better. And to this day, I still appreciate a good spreadsheet.