Welcome to my homepage! I'm a native of Miami, FL and a graduate of Northwestern University where I studied economics, psychology, and film. I am currently traveling internationally and was most recently living in San Francisco were I was an engineering manager in the Payments group at Airbnb.
I'm an internet junkie and self-taught computer programmer. My first programming project, at the age of 12, was hacking Duke Nukem 3D in order to make my arsenal more powerful. I then transitioned to more worthwhile projects like building websites for friends and family and selling custom made PCs. In college my roommate and I founded an online textbook reseller called NUsed Books which gave us 100% return on investment over the time we operated it.
I eventually moved north to San Francisco and landed at the online ticketing company Eventbrite, where I built tools for event organizers and became a student of the Zen of Python. During my honeymoon, I discovered the potential of Airbnb and made the switch in mid-2012. I worked at Airbnb for nearly five years as an engineer on the Payments Team and handled a variety of both internal and user-facing projects related to the flow of money through the business.