Data design, digital storytelling, programming juggling notation calculators in Ruby—you name it. I thrive on geeky creative projects. I blend media and technology to make some really cool stuff.
I'm madly in love with my work. Right now, I'm building a company that helps web publishers make interactive infographics.
I run, bike, juggle fire, go on adventures, grow plants, make music, start projects, enjoy craft beer, and play a mean game of spades.
I'm addicted to public libraries and my kindle. These days, I spend most of my study time on programming and creative stuff.
I grew up in a house that my parents built, surrounded by maple trees and moose.
I graduated from an outdoor education high school in the boonies.
Still a wee teenager, I followed my west coast dreams by living and working in California.
I worked and lived in Manhattan, and saved up some cash before heading out to college.
I studied economics at Lewis & Clark, where I went running in the forest every day.
I finished my BA with high honors and rode my bike across the country.
After college, I worked at a nonprofit and became a bike mechanic.
After leading bicycle tours in Hawai'i, I moved into the jungle and built tropical breeze huts.
I moved to the city on a whim and fell in love. I worked on the internet and wrote lots of code.
InfoActive is a web app that I built with some awesome people. We play with data.
Our web platform makes it super simple to drop live data into interactive infographics that look great on any device.
InfoActive won Best Bootstrap Company in the 2013 Interactive Accelerator. This is our real-time, interactive datavis measuring the least consumed candy colors at SXSW.
I like to play with computers and write code. Here's some of the stuff I've done that should trigger a giant nerd-alert.
I was a nonprofit web consultant, where I worked for myself and helped to improve one small corner of the world.
I coordinated web strategies and organized the analytics and reporting for Docs+, a social issue documentary series on NDTV in India.
I led a media training for Chicago Fair Trade's youth program. I've also led online media workshops for YBHC, ChicagoCOUNTS, i.c. stars, et al.
I organized a national team of youth content producers (a.k.a. "Hunger Fighters") and led an online media training in Washington, DC.
I've built tropical breeze huts, had a song recorded by Janet Jackson's producers, and grown urban watermelons, among other cool stuff.
I once rode my bike 4,000+ miles across the country to raise money for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, where I served on the board of directors.
I used to teach physics to third-graders through juggling. I coded a siteswap calculator, organized vaudeville shows, and I've been known to toss flames.
Yep, I've jumped out of a plane 18 times. I also kayak over waterfalls, snowboard the glades, and climb giant icicles. I love every second of it.