I fondly remember my paperback copy of HTML Goodies. Under its guidance, I built an assortment of static websites to host whatever my young heart desired. This was the year 2001, when inline styling was a given. I discovered a love for sculpting a website from scraps of code, building it piece by piece.
If I'd known then that I could make a career out of web development, I might have majored in Computer Science. Instead, my passion for human rights led me to an undergrad degree in political science, followed by a master's in international studies. Later, during the aftermath of the Great Recession, I co-founded a startup, Masspire LLC, with a friend and rediscovered my early enthusiasm for web development.
When I'm not coding, I can be found hiking any of Colorado's trails with friends, or, in the winter, wading through banks of snowdrift. My other interests include heading a critique circle for speculative fiction writers, tabletop RPGs, knitting, weightlifting, and photography.