I'm a developer, photographer, hiker, pet parent, coffee enthusiast, and wearer of many other hats with a lot of different hobbies and passions. I have been building websites and applications in some capacity since 2017. I specialize in full stack development, but the front end is where my heart is.
While originally from New York, I spent most of my childhood in Florida. I was always a tinkerer, tearing down and rebuilding various electronics and computers (sorry mom) is what initially sparked my interest in the tech industry. I eventually broke into the web of things when I learned the basics of HTML and CSS thanks to Tumblr (I know, I know).
After graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Anthropology from the University of Florida 🐊, I stayed in Gainesville for a few more years working as a software developer at The Florida Museum of Natural History. There I led the digitization and development efforts for the Lepidoptera research department. As my career progressed, I focused more heavily on web development and cloud technologies.
Nowadays, I work remotely from the beautiful yet very hot desert of Tucson, Arizona. My workspace varies between my home office, where Rudy the dog and Ringo the cat keep me company, and the assortment of coffee shops scattered throughout the town (cappuccinos are my go-to). When I'm not working, I'm usually out hiking, taking photos, tinkering with my homelab setup, or working on some open source projects ↗.
Beyond coding and technology, I've studied anthropology and expressions of culture throughout the world. Anthropology has given me a broader perspective on how people and technology intersect, which influences how I approach my programming work and consider its global implications. I'm always looking to apply my technical skills to help create solutions that have a positive impact. So, if you're working on a project related to areas like sustainability or diversity and inclusion – and especially if it's open source – feel free to reach out !
I make sure to set aside time for travel and photography whenever I can, as it is one of my favorite hobbies. I started way back in 2008 with a Nikon camera gifted by my grandfather. However, since 2018, I've been using a Sony A7RII. I tend to stick to primes, favoring my 80mm above all else for that lovely compression. Walking around town I'll usually have my 35mm.