Hello there! I am a self-taught software engineer and full stack web developer. I attended San Jose State University on a Piano Performance Scholarship and graduated in 2010 with a English Literature degree. I held multiple management positions in the hospitality field for seven years before discovering my passion for coding. I spent over a year learning and exploring different technologies and eventually decided to enroll in a coding bootcamp to hone my skills where I learned three full technology stacks within three months. Since then, i have spent the last year and a half working as a free-lance developer working on projects as well as honing my skills.
I have a passion for learning and I have discovered coding gives me the same sense of wonder that music has for my entire life. Currently, I am looking for a role with a great team that will provide me with a chance to expand my developing skills and give me the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.
Outside of software engineering, I enjoy camping and backpacking around the Bay Area as well as making annual trips to Yosemite. I also love to dive into a good fantasy novel (Rothfuss and Sanderson are my current favorites) as well as binging on a good tv show.
I've also had a passion for music at a very young age when I started teaching myself piano. After studying music through college, I now play at local venues as a side gig and am a member of the band STRATA where we have been featured on Sirius XM radio and Alt Nation 105.3.