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who I am

Born in '84 & raised across the United States, I live by the mantra "Be good to those around you," "I am my brothers' keeper," and I practice "Leave it better than you found it." Bespoke work is my specialty and I thrive off props from brainchild to launch.

what I do

During the last fifteen years I've manage design systems, implemented user interface designs in React.js/TypeScript, and I have presented my work at design meetups and code schools while consulting in The Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, and Seattle.

In 2015 my team SpaceLabForever was featured on the front page of GeekWire for participating in Seattle's largest hackathon to date judged by the US Census Bureau, HUD, and several other organizations. Peep the plus-sized check.

#hackHousing winners David Puerto, SpaceLabForever. Make the SmartMove at Zillow Seattle.

I was previously at Facebook where I sedulously worked on FBIDE codenamed Lyric: the zero-install, cloud-based IDE that was well-loved and impacted a significant number of Facebook engineers between 2013-2017. I dedicated my early career to a 501c3 federal organization assisting non-profits in rural Kentucky carry out their missions and impacting the lives of the Appalachian people I care deeply about. "From Kentucky well-water to whale-watchin' off my back porch." -CunninLynguists. While I did indeed leave Appalachia behind for *greener* pastures... I most certainly have realized that the grass it truly greener... where you water it.

where you'll find me

You can find me online using social media such as: CodePen and GitHub, cookin' it up on MapMyRun, competing on Stava, gettin' high on PeakBagger, goin' places with GaiaGPS, handlin' it on ChessWithFriends, and placing tiles of coquesttish fantasy upon WordsWithFriends. Outside I'm foreseeably training for an ultra, swimming open-water, sending it off cliffs (or high dives), and climbing. Rarely you'll find me inside a climbing gym; you're more likely to find me at a roller rink.

For work inquiries, hackathon-related information, speaking engagements, or to help publish my novel, please send me a dedicated email. I'm a sucker for a green tea matcha latte at Caffe Vita.


recent experience

September 2021 - Present

Software Engineer - SDET2

January 2020 - Sept 2021

Visual Designer

April 2018 - May 2019

UX Engineer

October 2017 - April 2018
WebMD (Seattle office closed in acquisition by KKR)

Senior UX Design Engineer

October 2015-July 2016

Senior Product Designer

May 2015 - Sept 2015
MultiScale (stint with hackathon team)

Usability Specialist / UX Prototyper

February 2015
Zillow #hackhousing Win

Thought leader for spacelabforever

March 2014 - March 2015

UX/UI Consultant

2011 - 2019

HTML/CSS/JavaScript/UX/UI Specialist

2008 - 2010

Flash Designer

2004 - 2007
The Center for Rural Development

Web Designer

special thanks

It has been an honor to work alongside awesome people at the offices of: Facebook, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Microsoft, WebMD & more.


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