I believe in using technology, through the application of sound software engineering practices, to solve problems. Software Engineer puts too much emphasis on the tool that I use, and not the thing that I do. Those things I am most passionate about mirror my work and education: stewardship for the environment and more effective human collaboration.
At CloudBolt Software, I help enterprise teams leverage cloud computing resources and their existing servers faster and better by leading the product development team and contributing core code myself. I previously worked in the renewable energy space as a lead EMS-SCADA developer, facilitating the efficient delivery of wind and hydroelectric power.
The studies I took on at Portland State gave me a primer in Linguistics and deepened my fascination of using technology to help people communicate better.
I sometimes teach Python and Django classes and alongside my (arborist) wife, my volunteer hat includes being a crew leader for Friends of Trees, where we help make our city a greener and greater place to live. We share a small home in inner southeast Portland where our family raises chickens and a duck for eggs and tends a garden for produce – and love living in a diverse city with things to do.