As the newest addition to Sandstorm®, I’m excited to be a part of a development team that shares my passion for exploring and engaging with emerging technologies.
Although I grew up in North Carolina, I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs. I returned to the Chicagoland area before earning my Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois and took my first post-college job at IKEA—where speaking Swedish wasn’t the advantage you’d think. After a brief stint as a paralegal—and the firm’s de facto IT guy—I discovered my passion for programming, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I like to get a broad understanding at the start of new projects before diving into every facet; I want to explore the forest before I start planting (or chopping down) trees. And I love a good challenge: Whenever there’s a chance to solve a problem, you’ll find me there.
When I’m not taking on new challenges at Sandstorm, you can find me taking in a screening at the Music Box Theatre, enjoying a live show at one of Chicago’s amazing music venues, or at home expressing myself through writing and painting.