I was born in Bossier City, Louisiana but grew up in Brooklyn, NY. My love affair with technology probably began around the time when my parents brought home an Intellivision. My enthusiasm for video games drove my interest for computer technology and programming. I always enjoyed drawing, video game graphics, as simple as they were then,¬†inspired me. With the advent of the internet in the early 1990’s Web Design seemed like the only natural path.

In the mid 1990’s colleges didn’t have much to offer in the realm of web design, so I began taking art classes at Hunter College while working for the New York City Housing Authority.

In the summer of 1998, I quit my job with the New York City Housing Authority and began an internship at my local ISP Bway.net. I chose Bway.net because of my enthusiasm for a game called Ultima Online. Bway.net had the most stable dial-up, and lowest latency which was a very important factor for online gaming at the time.

I quickly learned Web Design basics (HTML, JavaScript,and Photoshop). Soon afterwards I picked up server side programming with Perl, which ultimately led me to Unix systems administration. I learned so much more while working at Bway.net, and was earning money while doing it, that it seemed silly to continue paying for college so I dropped out.

After leaving Bway.net, and a few failed business ventures later, I found myself working on a web-based help desk software MAX at Volchok Consulting with a few of the most brilliant people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with (Beckley and Brady). Working with internet technology allowed me to experience working with many different business types and it continues to be quite an adventure. I am now working at Desk.com as a Ruby on Rails Engineer.

On a more personal note, I live in Baldwin Harbor, NY with my wife Tess and our son Sebastian.

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