Me, in a Figurative Nut Shell.

I've been doing Web development for over a decade now and I can't imagine doing anything else. I've built companies, helped build the companies of others, hacked on Open Source, and written a whole lot of code along the way. I'm a huge fan of Python, Django, PostgreSQL, FreeBSD (when I can get it), good beer, and this wonderful woman.

A self-proclaimed Jack of All Trades, I do everything from design to development to sysadmin—and I do them all just well enough that nobody can tell I have no business being near a computer! My passions include Web startups, Open Source software and writing.

"Selected Works" Sounded Fancy.

oct 2014

Founded Rackmind, a new monitoring and debugging system for Python web applications.

Rackmind is currently under development with seed funding from Initialized Capital

jan 2010

Joined as Co-Founder/Lead Developer for Y Combinator-funded startup WakeMate, a company that built a wearable to help improve sleep. I built all our web software, including: a custom e-commerce store, a web application for aggregating and analyzing sleep data, and a brand site.

jan 2008

Co-founded TicketStumbler, a service which aggregated secondary ticket market listings for thousands of sports, concerts, and theater events. Took part in the Summer 2008 cycle of Y Combinator in Cambridge, MA.

Active development ceased in late 2009, following the tragic death of my co-founder. Citing waning profits and the thrill of new challenges, I shut down the site after nearly three years, in early November 2010.

feb 2005

Received my first taste of startup life when I helped build Zoints, a site that still looks exactly as it did in early 2007 when it was acquired for an undisclosed sum. Based on how much my sizable equity stake got me, the sum was not large.

I left the company in December 2006, the same time I left for a year to Afghanistan—deployed as a member of the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Zoints is present on this timeline for comic relief.

circa 1998

Cobbled together my first web application. A few years later, discovered people would actually pay me for them. Finally justified loss of academic standing, social skills, and skin tone. Began freelancing.