The web is where I make my living both night and day. It's what gets me up in the morning. I'm fascinated by the human experience of the web. Why do people click on certain parts of a page and not others? What drives people to trust a site and share their information? How can relationships be built online?

How I got here

I grew up in Northern California. After finishing college with a degree in film, I worked in advertising in San Francisco for a few years, mostly television commercials. It wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, but it taught me a number of important things. Most importantly, it helped me learn how agencies run and what drives consumers to purchase products.

In 2007, the company I was working for started sending employees to web development classes to better understand how it would effect our industry in the coming years. Television was our grandparents' technology, the web was ours. To say I loved the classes is an understatement; it completely changed my life. I've been writing code every day since.

The web allows me to combine my background in design with the logic of development.

What makes me tick

I'm an organizer. I like whiteboards and charts. I like gathering people; I started the Denver Code Club and now help organize the annual Develop Denver conference.

I can talk for hours about baseball, music or bicycling. There's nothing more satisfying than crossing items off a to-do list. I've always lived in cities, but would love to try out living in the mountains some day.

More than anything, I enjoy working to understand what helps people make decisions. How can I help make the users experience more seamless? How can I help build communities on our ever evolving internet? That's why I'm here.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to talk.

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