- Who am I?
- What am I interested in?
- What do I want to learn?
Hailing from the midwest, I spent a decade working as a software engineer building things from custom automotive hardware and firmware to full-stack software and educational efforts such as the Stripe Partner Program.
Now, I am pursuing two graduate degrees simultaneously and narrowing my focus to problems at the intersection of technology, law, and education.
I enjoy thinking about developer enablement and education through the lens of instructional design. I think that developer enablement can and should be more than just an API reference thrown together haphazardly after the coding and building is done. I think that when fully executed developer enablement can be a series of educational experiences that empower and enable users to get the most value out of a piece of software and guide them to a deeper understanding of how to use a particular software solution to its limit.
Aquaponics, and more generally indoor food crop production, fascinates me. I think that the increased need for foodstuffs and the adverse effects of human-induced climate change have created an environment where indoor food crop production is quickly becoming a booming field of exploration and rife for advancement (pun intended!).
I also enjoy thinking about programming languages as notational forms of spoken human languages. I find it fascinating to look at programming languages such as APL , Python , Ruby, Catala, and others from a language pedagogy point-of-view and use tools from linguistic studies to analyze programming languages.
I want to learn more about automating indoor food crop production and aquaponic growing operations.
I want to learn more about linguistics and language acquisition.
I want to learn about how humans have historically used technology to increase knowledge dissemination and what can be re-applied to contemporary society for the betterment of all.
- Work experience
Developer Advocate Contractor Render
(2022-06 - Present)
Create and maintain developer education and enablement material. Work with product engineering teams to develop user-facing documentation and educational content. Create marketing collateral for marketing Render's platform-as-a-service to technical audiences.
Village Council Member Village of Carey, Ohio
(2019-08 0 Present)
Serve as an elected official in the legislative body of Carey, Ohio. Work with citizens and businesses to improve the quality of life of everyone in Carey, Ohio and the surrounding area.
Product Development Manager Amount
(2021-02 - 2021-04)
Created and maintained developer education and enablement material. Created curricula for each product, coordinating efforts with internal and external stakeholders across go-to-market, sales, and engineering organizations.
Partner Marketing Engineer Stripe
(2018-02 - 2021-02)
Scope, build, and execute the Stripe Partner Program which directly influences 40\% of Stripe's processing volume. Design and run co-marketing campaigns with partners. Evolve the Stripe product suite to better suite a partner journey as partners use and grow with Stripe.
Developer Support Engineer Stripe
(2016-04 - 2018-02)
Create and maintain Stripe's API reference and documentation. Provide implementation advice to new and existing users on how to build their products on top of Stripe. Work with partners to certify EMV solutions. Debug and bugfix inside the Stripe API as users report errors.
Co-founder & CTO Bareo
(2014-10 - 2017-12)
Developed an inventory tracking, prediction/forecasting, and analysis platform. Produced an iOS app, web app, and REST API.
Programming Instructor Saint Francis of Assisi School of Ann Arbor
(2015-01 - 2016-05)
Developed a computer programming curriculum for middle school students (12-15 years old) and teach a programming class which follows that curriculum.
Firmware Engineer Contractor AMF-Nano
(2014-03 - 2014-10)
Developed firmware and hardware for a variety of environmental monitoring and control projects. Some examples include landfill gas monitoring, livestock barn control, greenhouse control, and HVAC controls. Also responsible for developing web-based control systems.
Embedded Systems Contractor IOSiX LLC
(2013-10 - 2014-03)
Developed embedded firmware for a variety of PIC32 based automotive data loggers. Created C libraries for various automotive protocols, and cleaned up the legacy codebase. Developed web-based data visualization tools for the collected data.
Software Engineer Barracuda Networks
(2012-05 - 2013-10)
Created a web-app and web API for a file syncing and sharing application.
Founder Agroprobe LLC
(2012-07 - 2015-10)
Created mesh-networked agronomic monitoring devices and a related web-app and analytics suite.
Software Engineer & Front-End Evangelist LectureTools
(2011-01 - 2012-05) (Acquired by Echo360 2012-11)
Web developer for a web-based lecturing platform with real-time analytics.
Co-Founder & CTO Su Cara LLC
(2010-12 - 2011-12)
Created a social platform for gamification of manners and etiquette.
App Developer Mobile Sign Language Systems LLC
(2010-08 - 2011-02)
Developed a mobile application for parsing American Sign Language into text using the built-in camera on an iPhone.
iOS Developer Saagara LLC
(2010-08 - 2011-01)
iOS development of digital health and wellness apps.
Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology Bowling Green State University
Master of Business Administration w/ concentration in Accounting Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics w/ concentration in Pure Mathematics The University of Toledo