About Me

Headshot, February 2021

Iโ€™m a software engineer ๐Ÿค“ who loves to help other people learn how they can use technology to make their lives better ๐Ÿš€ and even how we can all work together to use technology to make the world a better place. Before getting my computer science degree from the University of Texas at Austin ๐Ÿค˜ in 2013, I received a bachelorโ€™s degree from the Culinary Institute of America ๐Ÿ˜‹ in Hyde Park, New York, where I studied the craft of hospitality and learned the value of world-class customer service. While at CIA, I had the opportunity to serve as a tutor for a 6-week long intensive wine ๐Ÿพ course, which is where I discovered my passion for education. Today, I use my unique combination of skills to support technologies that allow people to interact with one another without the need to trust monolithic centers of authority. In particular, Iโ€™m currently working to make the Kusama Network ๐Ÿฆœ, a next-generation blockchain network, the most supportive community for digital creators.

Khaleesi & Cyan

When Iโ€™m not talking about technologies like blockchain, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones (especially my dogs ๐Ÿถ), enjoying a variety of food & drink ๐Ÿฅ‚, exploring nature by hiking ๐Ÿง— or riding my bike ๐Ÿšด, and pursuing an interest in horticulture by growing all types of plants ๐ŸŒฑ, including orchids, succulents & cactus, ferns, begonias, and aquatic plants.

Phalaenopsis tetraspis Lepanthes calodictyon Cattleya forbesii Bulbophyllum ecornutum Phalaenopsis Gigabell Phalaenopsis Jiaho Blueberry Phalaenopsis bellina Cattleya amethystaglossa Phalaenopsis amboinensis