I currently live in Baltimore, MD 🦀, though I've spent a good chunk of my life in Minneapolis MN ❄️, Madison WI 🧀, Portland OR 🦫, and Vancouver BC 🍁.
I'm a software engineer, although my path here has been rather nonlinear. I graduated college with an MS in Biomedical Engineering, and worked in "The Industry" for about 1.5 years before realizing it wasn't quite for me. I abruptly changed careers, bought a drawing tablet, and started cranking out educational content like this for Khan Academy. After that, I joined up with a new startup—Osmosis, where I effectively did the same thing and started their YouTube channel. After a few years and over 300 videos produced, I found myself gravitating back to engineering, and through some toss-him-into-the-deep-end style learning, became a full-stack engineer. All that said, I'm very self-motivated and love both learning and building new things.
Things I enjoy include, but are not limited to, spending time with my partner, throwing frisbees, seeing friends, illustrating, drawing, tinkering, thinkering, making silly apps, cooking, playing board games, skateboarding, snowboarding, watching spooky movies, watching regular movies, watching my cats, and bouldering.
Jan 2022 — Present • 2 yrs 1 mos
I work with other senior engineers on migration planning (NextJS), review pull requests, and generally look for ways to improve both our frontend and backend architecture.
Sep 2020 — Jan 2022 • 1 yrs 4 mos
I spend the majority of time as a full-stack developer on the product team, as well as continue to provide support for the content team by developing tools for content production. I also spend time on infrastructure improvements and efforts to modernize the existing codebase.
Jul 2018 — Sep 2020 • 2 yrs 2 mos
Built out our initial style guide, as well as developed the "look and feel" of the site and videos. As our team expanded I started doing more process improvement work by building out a Web-based animation application.
Jan 2017 — Jul 2018 • 1 yrs 5 mos
I Managed our video production team, including building out our content product pipeline as well as conducting interviews for new illustrators, editors, and voiceover artists.
Oct 2015 — Jan 2017 • 1 yrs 3 mos
I started out at Osmosis as the only Video Content Creator and created over 200 videos. I developed the initial set of videos, which included writing scripts, recording voiceovers, illustrating, and video editing.
Apr 2015 — Oct 2015 • 6 mos
Created blackboard-style educational videos for a variety of topics including Cardiovascular and Psychology.
Sep 2013 — Apr 2015 • 1 yrs 6 mos
Provided pacemaker programming and troubleshooting support for patients, clinicians, and sales reps. Helped create and upkeep educational materials for new hires.
Sep 2012 — May 2013 • 7 mos
Worked as a research assistant in a Neuromuscular Biomechanics lab.
Other languages I've played around with:
Designing stuff rules. I'd like to think I'm pretty wicked with a pen tool. I like using both prototyping and UI/UX design tools as well as implementing in
I also used to be a full-time video illustrator, but now I mainly draw for funsies and do small commissions here and there. Anywho, these are some of the creative tools I like to use:
Other tools I've used:
Adobe After Effects
University of Wisconsin—Madison
2012 - 2013
University of Wisconsin—Madison
2008 - 2012
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