I write software and live in Portland, Oregon with my partner Dr. Ellie Harmon.


I enjoy technology and engineering software. My favorite development environment is Linux and I have really been having fun using vertx.io and kafka lately. My strengths are with integration and debugging from years of developing end-to-end solutions. Please visit my Work page for more info.


I was born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania and lived in various Pennsylvania cities before going to high school and college in the Atlanta, Georgia area. After graduating from Georgia Tech, I kept Atlanta as my home base while working a consulting job that took me to many cities across the U.S. Finally, after getting tired of traveling, I decided to move out west where I lived in San Francisco & Irvine, California before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2014.


I enjoy backpacking and have been on many long trips. The most notable is a 2650-mile thru hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013.


One of the main reasons I have lived most of my adult life in Portland & San Francisco is I love walking and biking. I have been lucky to live close to my workplace so I get to ride to work everyday.


We have a sizable collection of board games. I have recently played Cavernia, Ticket to Ride, and 7 Wonders, but I am always looking for more recommendations!