Hello World! You've probably stumbled upon my site because you want to see my portfolio, or are interested in my career experience.
I am a full-stack web developer. However my work experience has expanded beyond the bounds of the internet, as I have built multiple mobile games and lent a helping hand on a few other software projects. I have started two companies since graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Before settling in the tech industry I also worked in restaurants, retail, and a ranch.
The first company I founded, GnomeSpray Games Inc. is a mobile game development studio. We produced a few titles during my years as CEO there including G-Day: Tower Defense, Grayscale, and RAD.
The second company, FluxLogic Studios LLC, was founded by a close friend and myself. This web development studio is my current side project, and is the reason I decided to solidify my career choice of being a web developer.
Apart from work, I like to go outside. Here in Colorado the whole world feels like your backyard. Gorgeous sunsets, wooded trails, and snow packed peaks litter the state. Growing up in Aspen, I gained a strong passion for skiing, backpacking, running, hiking, and biking. I enjoy all of these activities with the moon of my life, Emily. She has been the perfect wife for over 3 years now, and we grow stronger together everyday.
Oh, and our little dog too! Eva is a wonderful addition to our family... when she's not destroying the house.
Anyway, thanks for stopping in. If you have any questions or comments please send me a message below.
Web Application Developer
Web Application Tester (QA)
Intern - R&D 3D Game Development
The bachelor of innovation program is a one-of-a-kind blend of engineering and business. The program produces entrepreneurs, engineers,
and software developers. Each student is required to take a heavily emphasized cross-core program to enhance their skills beyond the
foundations of an individual degree.
Students are required to take a string of real-world business project courses entitled "Innovation Lab". In these courses, students are partnered with local and national businesses to enter into an "internship" (for lack of a better word). Students work with the companies to fit their business needs, allowing the companies to expand their knowledge and network bases, as well as giving them an opportunity to embark in new projects and research.
I was among the first graduating class for the Bachelor of Innovation. My subject of focus was the Game Design and Development track. I took a cross-core set of classes that was focused on Communications to broaden my networking skills and become more knowledgeable about communicating with engineers and businessmen alike.
The relationships I developed in this program were invaluable as I partnered with a group of classmates in my junior year to found GnomeSpray Games Inc., and jump started my career in the technology field.
I believe that a developer's learning doesn't stop with a degree in hand. Technology changes so rapidly, and new languages are developed almost monthly. I have always felt that it is part of my responsibility and duty as a programmer to continuing bolstering my skills outside of the traditional classroom. There are many avenues to do this, and I have found online courses particularly useful. Below are the courses I have successfully completed from well-known online learning platforms.
I always joke that when it comes to my hobbies, I am the jack of all trades and master of none. I have a very wide range of interests and hobbies that
don't necessarily focus in one area. Some of my biggest passions lay in the realm of outdoor sports. Skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking, running,
and backpacking tend to fill up my weekends and free time. Emily and I also love to travel, and whenever schedules and finances allow, we like to explore
new places and countries.
But sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day for those more time-consuming activities. To unwind after work, I usually find myself in the kitchen cooking or playing board games and video games with friends.
How could I forget coding? Solving problems, and building things has been one of my strengths for as long as I can remember. Programming fits both of these niches very well, and I love spending my time learning new languages, designing, and figuring out algorithms.