I want to be around people who love their work, tell great stories, and want to eat really good food every damn day!
I am good at seeing the good in people. I am a morning person. I like adventure! My imagination is active but not overactive. I love my work, and others tell me I’m good at it but I am never fully satisfied and always want to be doing more. I am a photographer, swing dancer, lover of food, traveler, UX researcher, student of microbiology, and crazy passionate about food.
I love food! I am (re)learning to cook after turning vegetarian then vegan then something more like a plant-based diet (with occasional sushi exceptions—omgsushi).
Photography is my forever hobby.
Swing dancing has taken me all over the world and brought me the biggest smiles millions of time over—I love that!
I love biking, which was my saving grace the summer of 2016.
I delved deep into FI after discovering it in 2017.
I used to work for Automattic where I helped the world make beautiful websites they love.
I can often be found growing and cooking gorgeous food, skiing the Rockies, kayaking the Pacific Northwest, dancing anywhere I can find dancing, and perfecting the art of small gatherings.
Live dangerously. Travel widely. Eat well. Tell stories. Design simply.
Things I Love
Photography, Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa, skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, food, microbiology, 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 eventually discovered it wasn’t for me. I found code compelling because I could fix anything I could break in a computer and in the most forgiving of ways. I completed 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 where I found a home away from home adapted pretty well to remote work despite being an extrovert. After 13 years, I left to start a small farm in Oregon and am having a blast learning about how the microbes in our soil make more nutritious food.
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