I’m an Explorer, Lifelong Learner, and Software Builder working at GitHub.

I journey life with my partner, Carrie, our energetic twin daughters, and our goldendoodle, Bernie.

Carrie is a professor of psychology at Hope College, where she also runs a research lab studying romantic relationships.

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 I'm focused on improving the lives of students and educators through GitHub Education.

My team and I work on GitHub Classroom and many other tools supporting our various education programs!

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 love traveling, exploring, experiencing new things, and any activity that creates adventure in the outdoors. I'm a runner and avid sailor.

I crew and race on Red Dog, an S2 7.9.

In early 2019, I undertook a near full refit of a 1977 Catalina 22. We launched Athena in June, and have been enjoying sailing her as a family!