about

I’m a husband, father, son, brother – the identifiers go on, but I always define myself in some familial aspect, at the core.

Real quick: I grew up in Cali, lived in Japan between middle and high school years, attended college in the Bay area, met my wife in ’06 and eventually we moved to San Diego to start a family.

I dedicated my post-university years working in education. Still, most of my energy was directed towards being an independent hip-hop artist. But as the family grew, I had to find an actual gig that would allow me to give them the life they deserved.

After being accepted into a software engineering bootcamp, we moved out to Austin. That’s where I learned to code, established a new career, and fell in love with serving the world through technology.

I wake up each morning between 3:00 and 4:00 AM, devoted to the dream and excited to see this all unfold. I’m glad you’re a part of the journey.

Current status
  • Writing:Dreaming about tech
  • Reading:The Manager‘s Path
  • Listening:Ed Carlsen, Aesop Rock
  • Studying:Ableton Live 10

extra-curriculars

In my spare time, I like to make things. Whether it’s woodwork, DIY projects, or design explorations, I love using the creative side of the brain.

Close up illustration of someone using hand gestures
Family keys

wood, sand, & paint

Illustration of me holding a monitor
Min/Max

desktop speaker refinish, paint

Thumbnail of inconsistent branding images
The Dark Launch hoodie (dev)

idea, ink x moleskine

Illustration of child awake in bed
The Dark Launch hoodie (prod)

sewing project, brother and fabric

Bench from the edge perspective
The 25 bench (edge)

4 x 4s + stain & glue

Illustration of me sitting on a couch, studying
The 25 bench (side)

same but w/ patio placement

Bookshelf in progress, made from wood
Bookshelf (commit)

plywood, screws, & glue

A pair of end tables
Hello world end tables

wood from Lowes + screws, dye, and gloss

Three gentlemen having a discussion at a table
Journey desk

all plywood everything

An illustration of me staring into a computer, looking confused
Learning table

hand-sanded-border-radius: 12px;

A map of the world, showing team distribution across countries
Gray Mint Moon cards

some text, an underscore, & moo.com

A close up of empty chairs in an assembly hall
Viewfinders

photo blog mock-up, made in sketch