A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert A. Heinlein

My Story

Originally from the rural Appalachian Mountain region of New Jersey, I loved tinkering with electronics and computers. Playing guitar got me more interested in electronics, and so I decided to go to school for electrical engineering at The College of New Jersey. After finishing my degree, I went to work for an Army R&D facility doing embedded hardware and software engineering. I found that even though I enjoyed the hardware portion, I found the creative aspects of coding far more enticing, so I started to focus more on that. After a few years, my wife and I made our way down to North Carolina, where I solidified my C coding and started to branch out into other languages. I learned web development while working on a real estate website with some friends, and decided to learn more about that part of the stack. I now do a mixture of web development, embedded engineering, and digital art out of Durham, NC on a freelance basis.

When I’m not in front of a text editor, I love spending time with my wife and our cats, Pancake and Flapjack. I also enjoy playing guitar and bass, traveling, and playing tabletop and video games. When the weather is nice out (and sometimes when it isn’t) you can usually find me running, hiking, or rock climbing. I also enjoy photography - all of the images on this site are my own.

Other Writings

This site is meant to supersede my old site, graphsandwords.com, which will remain up until I can move the content to this site (and perhaps after). There you can find links to my work from all over the web.

I also have works on the EETimes site and on the SmashingBoxes blog.

Get in touch

If you have an idea for a project, are interested in any of my work, or just want to talk shop, reach out! My contact info can be found on my Linkedin, or you can visit the links at the bottom to find me on Github and Twitter.