I grew up in Cleveland, the biggest little fan of the 1995 Indians and LeBron James’ ascendance. Then I went across the country to Pomona College, where I studied economics and math, got ankle tattoos, and started this website – it wasn’t good.
For my first career, I went from customer service to the Platform Policy team at Facebook, where we shut apps down when they were bad. Then I went to Twitter to start and manage their API Policy team. It was mostly more of the same, though we also helped developers build better apps when we could. And that’s where I honed a passion for user experience – whether on apps that I work on directly, or helping people better understand the apps and other products they use. Ultimately though, Silicon Valley was not for me.
I moved to North Carolina for my second career, which was helping Know Me conceive, create, and launch their apps. There were also weekends and summers presenting youth programs at a science museum, and countless nights teaching and performing improv, sketch, and standup comedy. Along the way I took two sabbaticals to ride a skateboard down the eastern seaboard.
Then I moved to Florida to be closer to family. I wrapped up my work with Know Me after a major overhaul of their flagship app, and got into the improv scene in Palm Beach County. Let’s see where we go from here.