I was born in Phoenix at the end of 1979 and moved to Chicago when I was eight. All of my life I have been interested in computers. When I was just a kid I would spend hours in front of our Commodore 64 typing in programs from magazines like Compute! Gazette or Ahoy! just to see what they would do. Eventually, I started to write my own programs, but they weren't complex until I was about 13 or 14. At this age I wrote my first real program, "SFQue". It helped sysops of Spitfire BBSes generate their own questionnaires. Around this time I spent countless hours writing other programs, games, and "hacking" games and programs to give me more gold or cash using a hex editor called hiew.
Soon after graduating high school I started working for a company called Follett. At first I spent time in data entry helping to digitize the card catalogs of libraries across the country. After about six months I was hired as a software developer and, more or less, I've been there since.
In 2002, I travelled England, Scotland, and Paris with my brother. While in Scotland, we reserved a spot on the Macbackpacker tour bus which is where I met my future wife. It wasn't until 2008 that we married. In 2009 we welcomed our first child into the world and in 2012, our second arrived.