In 4th grade, my teacher told my parents that I thought about things very differently. I was then placed in the advanced reading class and the struggling reading class at the same time. I blame the schools.
Within me is a deeply rooted need to stay physically and mentally fit. Finding the time is an on going struggle, but as the Merovingian said "How can you ever have time, if you never take time?"
I am a geek at heart, a nerd in mind, an athlete in form, and an entrepreneur in spirit.
I went through a Software Apprenticeship where I learned how to be a professional software engineer. It was a fantastic experience which catapulted my career ahead several years and taught me about being a Craftsmen. All work is good work, so long as you make it your passion.
I spent some time as a consultant developing at Groupon -- basically building really cool jazz and making sure the place didn't explode. I also got to see it transform from this little startup to the monolithic deals platform it is today.
Startups are the shiznat. Creating and working in them is like nothing else in the world. The excitement. The energy. The learning until you feel like your mind is melting away and the only thing left to do is rage your face off. All of it creates an experience you will never forget.
I have started and worked at a bunch of 'em now. I have a couple of apps in the AppStore, and many more on the way as I write this.
All of this is just a stepping stone, however. We are all on a roller-coaster of change. Our world is about to be swept up in a whirlwind of challenge and opportunity, and I will be there to help make sure we hit the ground running!
Movies: The Matrix, Inception, LOTR [1-3], The Dark Knight...
Shows: House, House of Cards, Lie to Me, Dexter, Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Wire, Myth Busters...
Music: Tiesto, Radiohead, Armin Van Buuren, Linkin Park, The Temptations, Muse, Modest Mouse, Mumford & Sons, Lindsey Stirling....
Food: Chipotle!! and Indian food. SOOO GOOD!
My friends and Family
I know what it is now too.
I find it fascinating thats such a fundamental question (What is the root of all good?) is now so removed from not only our education, but the very way we live our lives.
Ask me about it
You like dancing and are talented on your feet
You like being spontaneous and seeing where a night can take you
You want to have an invigorating, eye opening conversation
You enjoy exceptional coffee (I have now created 2 new brewing techniques that make a pour over look like an amateur's first fumble)