Using technology to solve problems is my life. As soon as I could walk I was always toddling behind the big console TV trying to figure out how it worked. Growing up in the Silicon Valley I got my first Apple II in 4th grade and have been on computers ever since. I love how technology, when used correctly, can simplify, enhance, and excite our lives.
In my career I have worked with streaming services, retailers, financial companies, governments, and non-profits to design, code, implement, and manage technology projects ranging from enterprise-wide systems to quick single-user utilities. I am a firm believer that there is no “one right technology” but that the elegant solution is the one that matches the user and the problem.
I currently work from my home in Camas, Washington as a Senior Software Developer for Disney Streaming Services, developing apps for browser-based devices like Smart TVs and Cable Set-top Boxes. If you’re watching Disney+ on a Samsung, LG, or Vizio TV, you’re probably looking at some of our work.
I’ve always tried to keep a balance between my hands-on IT skills and my ability to understand the business it supports. I graduated in 1998 from Brigham Young University with a Masters Degree in Accounting with an Information Systems emphasis. I’ve spent a significant portion of my career managing projects and doing analysis/design work. I earned a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. And I’m not to shabby when it comes to product management and UX design.
At home, I’m a family man. My four kids keep me busy and young. They love theater so I spend a lot of time helping build sets, filming productions, and giving standing ovations. I love outdoor grilling and hiking and camping. I like to relax by watching my favorite shows with my wife and I’ve never met an ice cream I didn’t like. I am active in my local church congregation and volunteer much of my free time there.