Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I grew up skiing and hiking the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. This love of the mountains brought me to Salt Lake, in order to be closer to the mountains and to ski better snow. As a former middle school science teacher, I have always had a curious side to me, which led me to tinkering with HTML and CSS. After two months of building static websites and learning to code online, my fire was lit and my interest in programming led me to DevPoint Labs, to learn all that I could in order to become a developer. Since DevPoint, my knowledge of web development and computer science grows daily. I strive to challenge myself by learning different languages, building new applications, and seeking out opportunities for growth at work. My goal is to ensure the work I do solves problems that benefits the lives of others. When I am not working with computers, you can find me in the Wasatch or hanging out at home with my wife, son, and dog!