I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA growing up in the outskirts of the Soquel mountains. My first real job was working for Borland International (back in the mid 90s) supporting one of their flagship products. I quickly moved up from support to Research and Development and ended up working there for over a decade. I was humbled to be around such amazingly talented people and much of what I learned I can definitively say was learned from them.
In addition to my enjoyment of writing software and designing computer languages I’m enamored with martial arts. Recently I’ve been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Traditional Okinawan Karate and I find them all extremely fascinating.
In my free time I perform and teach flamenco guitar in the local Santa Cruz area.