I graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in Music (Voice/Theory) with a double minor in Computer Science and Asian Studies.
I taught English in Japan through the JET Programme. I lived in Toyama Prefecture's "Namerikawa," famous for the biolumenescent firefly squid.
Here I made lasting friendships through the Awesome Foundation, the Web Ecology Project, and the Boston.rb software development community.
After much planning, my girlfriend and I decided to walk to what would become our new home in the Bay Area. So far, we have made it to Omaha.
I balance my time between client work and finding time to work on writing, open source, and other personal projects.
I'm a fan of using the right technologies for the right job. Every client has a unique take on UX, and I'm happy working in Rails, Node, Meteor and a variety of other technologies to acheive a scalable product.
I love turning new ideas into businesses or businesses into bigger businesses. But I occasionally like to wrestle with a legacy code base as well. As a matter of fact, I even created an open source project as a tribute to legacy code.