Photographer, traveler, nginx optimizer, student of UX, lover of WordPress. I’m passionate about the extraordinary collection of talent that is Automattic. I can often be found speaking at WordCamps, skiing the Rockies, kayaking the Adirondacks, or exploring Saratoga Springs, NY.
Most things WordPress, UX research, CSS, photography, skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoe carries, and being around people who love what they do.
Once Upon a Time
I learned HTML in the depths of the University of Utah Marriott Library the first summer I spent on campus. I soon found myself taking any web developer job I could get, mostly through the university work study program. I started out pre-med but hated it. I found code compelling because I could fix anything I could break in a computer—unlike surgery which is too unforgiving. I managed to complete a minor in Chemistry and rounded it out with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Before I graduated, I decided to “practice” interviewing but landed an incredibly cool job as Webmaster for Myriad Genetics instead. Eight years later, I joined Automattic as a Happiness Engineer where I have found my home away from home and where I’ve adapted pretty well to an “online world.”