Originally from Seattle, I moved to Minneapolis in 2013, where my wife
and I currently live. Personally, I'm a pizza enthusiast, bicyclist,
and am car-free. I tend to talk to everybody, and am very active in
the community. Friends joke that after living here for 6 months, I
knew more people in the Twin Cities than they did, and they grew up
Professionally, I'm a self-taught software engineer and entrepreneur.
I started my career as a data analyst before teaching myself how to
code, and my entrepreneurial pursuits include co-founding multiple
businesses and community orgs. I'm always thinking up new side
projects and business ideas, then experimenting to see if they've got
potential. Technically, I'm most experienced with Ruby/Rails, React,
I'm passionate about making the tech community more equitable and
inclusive, and also helping junior folks grow in their careers. I have a
strong bias for action and am motivated by impact - I love hearing when
someone uses and appreciates something that I've built.