What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
I read an average of 2-3 books per week so that is a challenging question. Some of my favorites are Maverick by Ricardo Semler, The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker, Zero to One by Peter Thiel, and Radical Candor by Kim Scott
What's your favorite non-business book?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Probably traveling and hacking away at all the random app ideas I have.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
"Don't get a liberal arts degree."
What's the most creative thing you've ever done?
I like to work with wood, and I've built some pretty awesome(to me) furniture.
What's your super power?
The breadth of my skillset. I love working in tech but I have experience in many other fields that makes me far more valuable on the whole.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Email or LinkedIn
What words of wisdom do you live by?
"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
I enjoy working directly with clients, especially from smaller businesses and helping them bring their ideas in to reality.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Biopsychology. It was basically a "full-stack" look at human behavior where the actions and emotions were tied together with their causal mechanisms in the body.
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?
Developing a meditative practice. The benefits I have seen after less than a year of almost daily meditation are enormous.
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
After reaching a weight of almost 300lbs I decided I'd had enough and began running to lose weight. I started barely able to run a quarter mile due to asthma, and now run 3.5mi each morning. I've lost 97lbs since January of 2016