Monster Media (March 2011 to June 2014)
Developer, Lead Developer, Associate Director of Development
Channel Intelligence, Inc. (November 2009 to March 2011)
Lightmaker (October 2007 to November 2009)
Electronic Arts (December 2006 to October 2007)
Universal Systems and Technology (June 2005 to December 2006)
Full Sail University
December of 2004 - Associate of Science in Game Design and Development.
Born in 1981 in rural Missouri, my life changed forever when I first got my hands on the NES. As I grew older my interest in video games naturally became an interest in technology in general. I went to Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL in 2003 and graduated in December of 2004 with a degree in game design and development.
In the years that followed I began working with Flash and ActionScript. Since then I have worked in several industries including simulation, gaming and web. I'm currently working as a freelance interactive developer while making small, casual games and apps in my spare time.
My strongest traits as a developer are a curiosity to learn new things, not giving up when I hit a roadblock and a drive to improve my abilities. I would not be where I am today without the help of others and so I like to give back to the development community whenever possible. To that end I write tutorials, contribute to open source projects, teach ActionScript courses and speak at conferences whenever the opportunity presents itself.
In addition to technology and programming I also enjoy running, biking, kayaking, ice hockey and scuba diving. I think it's important to get away from the computer and experience life and all this world has to offer!