I am a 32-year-old Texan, living in Wichita Falls with his wife, two children, and about a dozen animals.

As a Code Wrangler at Automattic, I spend a majority of my time writing code for WordPress.com and Jetpack. In my personal time, I enjoy target shooting with both pistol and rifle.

This picture made it into the Shooting Sports USA website in July 2019.

Highlights

  • Spoke at WordCamp Austin in 2014
  • Started working at Automattic in July 2014
  • Spoke at WordCamp Orlando in December 2014
  • Graduated from Midwestern State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. While there, I:
    • Won 3rd place at the Idea MSU Competition (a business idea competition for students) in 2012 and 2013
    • Served as President of the Midwestern State University chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • Researched an algorithm to complete puzzles based only on the outer edges of the puzzle pieces while at UGROW
    • Researched automated testing strategies while in the UNT Bug Wars program
  • Volunteered on the organizing team of WordCamp DFW for 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Got married in October 2016
  • Adopted our daughter in 2018
  • Started shooting bullseye pistol in September 2018
  • Became a director at Northwest Texas Field and Stream Association in late 2018
  • Went to Camp Perry for the first time in July 2019
  • I started shooting high power rifle shortly thereafter
  • Took a paid 3 month sabbatical from Automattic from July to October of 2019
  • Became an NRA certified rifle and pistol coach in November 2019