I'm a software engineer based in Denver. I love nature and art.
I'm a software engineer based in Denver, Colorado. I've been helping build customer analytics & CRM activation tools for marketers with Custora since 2015.
I taught myself how to code and further studied how to build stuff at App Academy. Before that, I worked in avian field biology and leading outdoor programming for adults with developmental disabilities.
In 2012 I graduated from Bowdoin College in my home state of Maine, where I studied biology and spent a lot of time researching an amphibious fish.
Education and experience
DESIGN: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch
SoftwareCurrently working on a strategy game about evolution, using the Godot engine. Below are some projects I worked on before working as a dev full-time.
ChickadeeKNOW WHAT YOU HEAR IN NATURE
Ruby on Rails & Backbone.js
It harnesses avian demographic data collected by citizen scientists from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird database, assembling quizzes and detailed information using audio recordings from Xeno-canto's library, photos from Flickr, and detailed descriptions from Wikipedia. Chickadee allows users to custom-tailor their experience, studying birds from their regions of choice— at national, state/provincial, and local/county levels.
Arcade-style browser game; life is simpler when you're microscopic.
Python & Flask
Lightweight, single-page web app that finds the most recent reports of owls in North America.
Ruby for CLI
Pure Ruby game for the command line. Will try to get you with Fool's Mate!
Visual ArtExperiments from time to time. Most recently I've been trying oil painting. It is hard and I am bad at it. Click for fullsize.
16" by 20" oil on canvas. First crack at an oil painting.
SHINING GLEN (2016)
14" by 11" paper collage derived from a series of works by oil painter Jim Hansel.
AUDUBON GONE WRONG (2014)
Digitally-unnaturalized bird photography. Series of eight 8" x 10"-ish prints, with photos taken in Maine, Idaho, and Costa Rica.
Music Guitars + tinkering in Ableton. Full-length LP coming sometime within the decade.
I'll port over the blog content from my old site when I get the chance.