I journey life with my wife, Carrie, our twin daughters, and our goldendoodle, Bernie. Carrie is a professor of psychology at Hope College, where she also runs a research lab looking at romantic relationships. Our daughters are strong young women who teach us almost as much as we teach them.
As a family, we value education, seek to love one another and our community, and strive to continually become better humans.
I work as an engineering manager at GitHub, where we're building the plaftorm for all aspects of software development.
Previously, I was a software engineer and team lead at Collective Idea, where I worked with many different clients in a wide range of business sectors.
I am enthusiastic about exploring the outdoors, and have been able to drag my kids along in recent years too! We do our best to enjoy our state — running, playing at parks, lounging at the beach, hiking, traveling, and sailing.
I purchased a 1968 Chrysler Lone Star 13 sailboat early in 2017. We put in some serious hours in our first summer, and are looking forward to more sailing adventures down the road!