I began my software development career in 1999 and I've spent most of my time at Microsoft since 2006.
For server-side development I generally stick with the Microsoft stack including .NET Core and Azure,
while most of my client-side work has been in React and Angular. To summarize my technical skills:
Agile Scrum, Wireframing (Balsamiq Mockups), Video Editing (Filmora, Camtasia), Audio Editing (Audacity), Git.
1975 - 1984
Born in the suburbs outside Philadelphia, I was a shy kid stumbling my way through elementary school. I was a huge fan of
ColecoVision, Hall and Oates, and wiffleball. At age nine I met my first computer: a TRS-80 Model III. I was oddly
intrigued by text-based adventure games.
1985 - 1992
I graduated to the Commodore 64, a remarkable machine that changed everything. I'd spend countless hours typing in programs
from computer magazines and I was completely captivated by games like Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Neuromancer, and of course,
The Bard's Tale.
1993 - 1998
Just as the Internet's popularity began to explode, I headed off to college and connected with people around the world. Windows 95 was released
and I fell in love with computers all over again. I used FrontPage to build my first web site. It was a horrendous mosaic of animated gifs.
1999 - 2006
My programming career was launched at a dot-com startup. A co-worker introduced me to EverQuest, inspiring me to delve even deeper into
the mysteries of software development. Feeling stagnant in central Pennsylvania, I took a monumental leap and moved to the Pacific Northwest.
2007 - 2015
After landing a contract at Microsoft, I was promptly whipped into shape by some of the smartest people in the world. I developed tools
for internal teams before traveling to France for several months. Upon my return to the United States I joined Microsoft Research as a full-time employee.
2016 - present
I'm currently living in Maple Valley, WA with the lovely Christina and two adorable kiddos, Kendall and Austin. I'm still developing software
for a living and I've got a number of technical and creative projects in the works. Stay tuned!