Born and raised on a small farm in Kansas, I grabbed a degree in Chemical Engineering and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do on my way out. I made it to California, where I upgraded to a 5th degree black belt and wrote a book. Writing words wasn't quite doing it for me, so I decided to write code. I graduated from App Academy as a Full Stack Software Engineer, and now I am job hunting.
I love martial arts and have been practicing for 17 years. I teach Tae Kwon Do as an internationally certified Master Instructor. I also love creating and telling stories with Dungeons and Dragons, I wrote a book about the best ways to run people through games.
I love creating stories and solving problems, it's what drew me to both Engineering and writing. One of my favorite leadership books is The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, I do my best to be conscious of how social and team dynamics make us feel and affect how we work.