When I graduated high school, I wanted to become an audio engineer working in a recording studio. While attending Greenville College (now University) I found a passion for graphic design particularly for the web. Once I learned how to turn my designs into a functioning application, I was hooked on writing code.
My career began as full stack PHP developer for a marketing agency in the suburbs of Chicago. I worked there for nearly 3 years, and got to build, manage, and maintain websites and applications for the dozens of clients (both big and small) that came through the door. We got to work with things as simple as a 5 page WordPress site or as complicated as a website that aggregates data from several different API’s.
My wife and I moved to Bloomington-Normal in 2015 to be closer to our families and I took up a job as a full stack web and mobile application developer on Country Financial’s digital strategy team. We build and maintain almost all customer facing websites and applications that Country owns and we get to work with all of the Dev Op’s infrastructure for continuous integration and deployments.
When I’m not designing or writing code, I’m spending time with my beautiful wife Brittany, our 1 year old son Rowen, and our spoiled rotten cocker spaniel Tucker. We enjoy taking walks around our neighborhood, spending time with friends and family, and playing tennis together.