My Blog

I'm a web developer and software engineer in the Denver area. I like to consider myself language agnostic, but right now I'm working in Scala/Play/MySQL and Ruby/Rails/PostgreSQL on the back end, and React/Redux/Webpack/ES6/Webpack on the front end. I love talking about development and tech trends, as well as coffee, craft beer, and all things outdoors in Colorado.

I used to be a mechanical engineer, but one day I found myself wanting to help my company re-organize their data by implementing a new database system. After some research and advice from a friend, I decided to try to implement a web based database using Ruby on Rails.

I spent all of my free time on nights and weekends learning the basics and going through all sorts of tutorials I finally was able to successfully build the database and deploy it locally on the company's network. Over the next year I realized that my favorite thing I had ever worked on (professionally or academically) was building the database.

A friend told me about Galvanize and said I should check out their six month Full Stack program. I decided that the timing was right, so I applied, was accepted, and graduated in October 2015, getting a job at a quickly growing startup in the app advertising industry writing backend Scala code, tons of SQL, and even working a bit on a modern React front end.

I absolutely love the tech scene and try my best to keep of with the hottest trends, gadgets, and happenings in the tech community. I frequent the Denver Ruby and Scala meetups, as well as participating in other Galvanize and tech community events.

If you are looking for someone to chat with in Denver about the local tech scene or the trending tech stacks, hit me up on LinkedIn or Twitter.

My Blog

Check out my code at github

This is a collection of projects I wrote while attending Galvanize in 2015


Rent your outdoor gear to others or rent gear from others. Think Craigslist meeets AirBnB for backpacking and outdoor activities!


Make a comic and send it to your friends, but first it'll get translated to five different languages and back to english!


Make a comic and send it to your friends, but first it'll get translated to five different languages (Klingon included) and back to english! A fun twist on a classic game.

Double Back End

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An experiment with Angular, Rails, and Expressjs. Two identical angular front ends deployed statically to Amazon S3. One talks to a Rails API backend, another to an Expressjs API (Node.js) backend. Both backends hook into the same MongoDB. Click the figure above to see how everthing is hooked up.

Gear Trader

A site demonstrating complex associations using Express and MongoDB


A site for creating and playing quizzes


Help Squirrel get back to his home at the top of the tree

Javascipt Filters

A proof of concept project centered around filtering with AJAX calls

API Demo

A proof of concept project centered around API calls

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