About me

I taught myself to code in 2014 and have been working as a professional software engineer since 2016. I created SolutionOps LLC to operate independently since I frankly had no idea what I was doing and felt completely in over my head when I applied for my first real position as a software engineer.

In 2018, I had burned myself out as an independent contractor and was looking for a change. I moved around the country a bit and eventually landed in Colorado where I was hired as a senior engineer at BackbonePLM. They were acquired by Bamboo Rose in March 2023. I have been working nomadically between Seattle, WA and Louisville, KY ever since, and have been promoted to engineering manager. I pride myself on my leadership skills and ability to mentor junior engineers and create psychologically safe environments for my team to excel both professionally and interpersonally.

I skipped over quite a bit in between my humble beginnings and now, so feel free to check out my resume for more details.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing video games, and learning new things. I have recently begun putting considerable time into my health and physical fitness, training six days a week to compete in powerlifting and reach my highest potential. But I am getting old and tired, so maybe I will settle for just being healthy and strong :)