I was born in Nebraska (The Good Life), to a pair of wonderful parents that I am extremely grateful for. I met my wife and best friend while attending Hastings College. We competed in track & field for four years together.
Outside of my career in software, I enjoy reading, design, furniture, woodworking, coaching track & field and hiking.
At heart, I'm a maker interested in everything from creating my own typeface to automating my window blinds with a Raspberry Pi. While I pride myself in technical proficiency, answering the question, 'Why?' takes precedence over 'How?'