CRM & Web Application Developer
Start date: April 2012
What is your background?
I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in scientific computing. I received my Masters in 2006 and started work for an engineering firm 6 months prior to me getting my degree doing advanced robotics and data analysis. After a quick stint at a health insurance firm, I started working for a Company that handled developmental contracts for NASA and at the age of 26 I was promoted to Senior Scientist. However, when the company started losing contracts I found myself having to find something and not knowing what I wanted I decided to start consulting for web development projects. I worked on various projects for a couple of years until I found Embrace in 2012 and have been developing for them ever since.
Do you have any pets currently?
Yes I have a dog named Wiley and a cat named Bella.
What is your favorite pet-related memory?
Recently, I was in the other room getting something for my daughter and as I was walking back to the living room I hear my youngest daughter, 4, say to the dog, “Quick Wiley, pretend like you are sleeping”. When I came around the corner I saw my 4 year old and my dog sleeping on the ground only to have my daughter pop up laughing after a few minutes followed by the dog with this huge smile on his face.
What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
There isn’t a single thing that I dislike about Embrace, but my favorite would have to be the people and the work environment because everyone here is very caring and genuine. The best decision I have ever made was to work here.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I really enjoy nature walks with my family, teaching myself to play the mandolin, playing with my little girls, Thai food, mobile development, distributed compting and simulation science and playing games with my family.
What is your favorite quote?
"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have."
Anything else we should know about you?
I am a dual citizen of the UK and the US.