My dad brought home a PC in the early 90s and I had never seen anything cooler--even though no one in our family had any idea how to use it. Luckily, a man in our small town had been in IT for the military. Mr. Reinhardt hooked me & my brother up with some classic DOS games. He also explained BBSs to me. Logging on to the local High School's BBS to play text-adventures with other people was my first experience with the internet.
High School & College Years
I spent high school doing as much as I could with a dial-up connection. I made my first website, learned about Napster and spent too much time in chat rooms.
My first couple years of college, I learned about MySpace & Livejournal but otherwise was disconnected from what was happening on the internet. Then, my roommate told me that our school had a cool program that was a mix of computers & art. This sounded amazing and I spent the next 3 years learning New Media @ SUNY Purchase.
After college, I moved to Brooklyn and got a job making MySpace pages for bands. Then I worked for a start-up that got sold. Then I worked for the company that bought us. Then I worked for a creative agency. And now, I work for an HR consulting firm where I manage their intranet.
I consider myself a "creative technologist" these days because I'm not technically a developer anymore, but making things on the internet is what I will always do. I spend the vast majority of time thinking about the web and how we experience it. If you'd like to talk about the internet or anything else with me get in touch.
Things I Like
- good friends
- New York City
- chinese food
- pre-iPhone internet culture
Things I Don't Like
- hitting my finger with a hammer
- power point presentations
- superhero movies
- complex television shows
- bad dog owners