I was born in 1980 on a farm in southern Michigan. From there I lived in a variety of midwestern cities before landing in Madison, WI to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Madison I dropped a Math major, gained a CS major and spent too much time in the Undergraduate Projects Lab.
Soon, my old friend Erin re-entered my life after a trip abroad and we began dating. When she enrolled in a graduate program in Chapel Hill, NC I decided to leave the comforts of Madison and join her in North Carolina. We were married in June of 2006. In 2008 we moved to San Francisco, where I'm am engineer at Facebook.