I'm an east coast soul. I'm a double-decade Mainer, and my family has called New England home for several generations. I grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, and earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After some wonderful years in Denver, San Francisco, and Manhattan, my heart brought me home to the northeast, to Metro Boston, rural New Hampshire, and midcoast Maine before settling in Portland for the past 10 years. My lifelong career in media and technology has been punctuated with stints in restaurants, retail, custom home furnishings, and residential renovation.
I love Maine for the quality of life, the natural beauty, the abundant outdoor opportunities, and the weather. (Yes, the weather, really!) Living in a 4-season climate is integral to my sense of well being. The environment I am in is constantly changing, never quite the same place twice. When I'm not working, I am outside as much as possible. I'm a mountain biker, road cyclist, runner, hiker, swimmer, skier (XC and downhill), skater, windsurfer, and paddler (kayak, canoe, raft, SUP). I've completed a half-Ironman triathlon and a marathon, but most of my pursuits are non-competitive; I just enjoy being active and connecting with the natural world, be it ocean, mountain, or somewhere in between.
I enjoy my career because it satisfies so many sides of my curious and problem-solving nature. It's strategic, creative, and technical; it takes organization, imagination, and communication; and you need to have the aesthetics, the logic, and the resolve to get to the finish line with pride. Each project brings new challenges, from the needs of the client, to the platforms and technologies involved, to the personalities and group dynamics of the team. I love making things come together into something that didn't exist before.