A Brief History

I’ve been writing code in some form or other since I was 19. I was a student at Ohio State majoring in Actuarial Science when I took a prerequisite course called “Programming in Pascal”. It didn’t take long for me to realize that was how my brain worked and soon after I switched majors to Computer Science. At the time I was also working in the Math Department for a now defunct state-funded program, and it’s there where I cut my programming teeth. HTML 1.0, Emacs on a Unix machine, and the NCSA Mosaic web browser. I threw myself straight into the early years of the Internet.

Fast forward 20 years and I’ve been around the block a few times. I’ve built systems big and small, worked for Fortune 500 companies, provided services for mom-and-pop shops, helped launch successful products, did the independent consultant thing, started my own software company, and have worked on more side projects than I can count.

My Jobby Job

I currently work as an Application Architect for Questline, where I oversee the technical direction, architecture, and implementation of a large-scale digital communications platform.

You can see my entire work history on my LinkedIn profile and my open source projects on my GitHub account.

What I’m Doing Right Now

For a more detailed list of things I’m actively working on, check out my Now page.

Some Personal Stuff

I’m married to the best wife on earth with 3 great kids (5 if you count our two Labradors). I live and die with Ohio State and am frequently found ranting showing my support on Twitter during Buckeyes football and basketball games. I’m also a huge baseball fan (go Reds!) with most of my spring and summer devoted to hauling my travel baseball kid across the Midwest. I’ll put my pork butt and brisket up against anyone, I believe the Foo Fighters are the last great American rock band, and I wish I could make more time for gaming.

Contact Me

There are three really good ways to get in touch with me:

  1. by leaving a comment on a post
  2. by using my contact form
  3. by sending me a tweet