I am the son of a farmer and a secretary. I grew up in Perris, on Southern California farmland. It was quintessential 'Small Town America' meets rapid demographic change.
My childhood was disciplined - academics, biblical studies, and piano lessons. And it was American - baseball, swimming pools, and classic cars.
After high school, I moved to Los Angeles to study International Business at Pepperdine University. I discovered computer programming freshman year, but I stuck with my business degree. I spent nights building websites. After graduation, I merged my two skills and sold websites to businesses.
In my 20s, I worked for multiple startups. I did product, engineering, sales, customer support, and even developer evangelism. From this I gained knowledge on how to build a software business.
Today, I work in corporate fintech. I architect complex financial data processing systems for a team of data scientists and analysts. In my evenings, I am building my own fintech business.
I have a beautiful wife who has given me two wonderful children.
Recent books I have read
Better habits, better man. I try to write software that inspires men to better habits, so they can be successful and attractive to women.
This has been both a struggle and a pursuit for me. My life improved as I improved my habits. Also, I see my generation of men struggling with this.
This is an antithesis to today's software which has men chasing petty addictions.