My startup journey began in sales, but I quickly found myself spending the majority of my time writing code as the roller coaster of early-stage startup life landed our team with limited technical bandwidth. I wear a lot of different hats, but these days my job most resembles that of a technical product manager; I work as an embedded technical resource on our growth team and translate market trends into strategic product decisions. I enjoy rolling up my sleeves and writing code when I can.
In college, I played varsity football, helped run the Club Alpine Ski Team, studied Chemistry and Physics, played in a band, and took as many music theory classes as my schedule would allow. Early aspirations of becoming a doctor landed my academic focus on experimental science, but I changed my trajectory about halfway through my college career when I had my first brushes with entrepreneurship.
I realized that building things is what really gets me excited.
The startup bug pushed me to pursue a fellowship with Venture for America. VFA is an awesome organization that supports aspiring entrepreneurs as they attempt to make their lofty dreams a reality. The fellowship is the reason that I moved to Cincinnati after graduation with no ties to the Midwest.
I now feel strongly that more people should spend time in the Midwest.
I am a New Yorker by birth, a Vermonter by childhood circumstance, a Mainer by education, and, currently, a Cincinnatian by choice. I call myself "location-agnostic" with respect to my lifestyle and am a firm believer that adventure awaits everywhere.