I'm an entrepreneur and world traveler focused on unlocking human potential through education. I pride myself as a human-centered developer, firmly believing that technology should improve the human experience without being the experience. I think we have a lot of power to make a better world through business - which is where I apply my creativity and passion.
I grew up in a log cabin, on a farm in the wilds of Montana. To find some more culture I went to Toronto to do a New Media BFA at Ryerson University. I then moved back West, did a bit of traveling in Asia, and decided to settle in San Francisco in 2007.
I have been programming for 18 years (I started a consulting biz at age 14), and have led teams to create websites and mobile apps for clients and for my own startups.
I am focused on education because it has the power to change how we think, how we interact with each other, and how we live in this world. A life-long learner, I want to empower the millions of the next generation to find meaning and happiness by doing impactful work. We can do this through helping people develop a growth mindset, empathy, compassion, self-awareness and the perseverance and support to overcome challenge.
I love to travel and meet the locals, to see what it feels like to live in a completely different culture. My passport is currently filled with stamps from these countries:
Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.