I grew up in Torrance, California. Went to West Torrance High, then the University of California at Santa Barbara. I studied American history, dead set on becoming an academic. Somewhere around my first year of graduate school I started both skydiving and programming, both of which fundamentally altered my life’s trajectory. Eight months after writing my first line of code, I accepted a full-time job as a software developer, dropped out of grad school, and never looked back. I spent the following 10 years almost exclusively focused on jumping out of airplanes and honing my coding skills. Eventually, after nearly 1,500 jumps, my future wife inadvertently precipitated my retirement from skydiving when she introduced me to skiing. Today I’m still as passionate as ever about software development and work as an engineering manager. My wife and I variously claim Texas, California, and Colorado as our home during different parts of the year where we work, run, swim, and ski as much as possible.
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