I grew up in Chautauqua County in Western New York State, and it was a childhood dream to live in a ski town and am fortunate to call Lake Tahoe, NV both my spiritual and physical home.
The rust belt gave me an appreciation for the people who created with their hands – the welders, the carpenters, the mechanics, and the machinists.
I’ve always found value in making useful things, and in our age, software is where much of the creation is happening. I feel fortunate to have found my way in this profession, even if it is a bit more ethereal trade than those which came before.
I’m also openly bipolar. I am interested in how the condition can not only be tolerated, but leveraged in a high functioning life.