I'm from Missouri
I grew up in a religious family, Charismatic Christian, to be exact. I went to a private Christian school that taught us dinosaurs co-existed with mankind. Once upon a time, I was ranked 26th in the nation for Bible Quizzing.
I went to college (the first on my dad's side of the family to do so, I think). Learned some shit. Figured out that I like writing poetry and code for computers. Moved to Austin, TX, and met my wife, Vida.
We've been living in Santa Barbara, California, since 2008, minus a 3-year stint in Oakland and San Francisco.
I believe in being kind. I believe in unconditional love. I believe in a lot of good things, like evolution and humanism and maybe, just a little teensy bit, God. The smallest of slivers. Nothing to concern yourself with.
To be honest about it, I believe in dogs more.
Staff Software Engineer
I work on the Frontend team at Slack, currently as part of the Messaging team. I've worked on WYSIWYGs, i18n, Operation Transform shit, and other things you've probably used.
Senior Software Engineer
I have so many Sonos speakers from this job that I've pretty much stopped counting. I built them a design system they no longer use.
senior software engineer
Remember GoToMeeting? Yeah, it was pretty great back then and I worked on many pieces of it. GoToTraining and GoToWebinar were also products I contributed to significantly.