I’m a front-end-biased web developer with a background in
structural engineering and biomedical research who likes
spending time outside.
Here are a few of my all-time favourites.
Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada I spent time mountain
biking, hiking and downhill skiing in the Canadian Rocky
Mountains. My interest in outdoor pursuits has continually
increased and now includes backcountry skiing and basic
mountaineering. As my outdoor experience grew, I began to
venture further into the backcountry and started bringing a
camera to share my experiences in hard-to-reach places. This has
become my preferred style of photography: finding awe-inspiring
landscapes, frequently far and high in the mountains.
Similar to photography, graphic design—especially web
design—requires a keen technical understanding. Coding has
always come naturally to me, but it is the combination of the
logic of coding and the creative side of design that makes the
web a rewarding medium to design for. I cut my teeth back in the
days of Internet Explorer 6 and have kept up with the evolution
of the web over the years.
Photography and design are complementary skills. Design
principles provide an expanded tool kit to use in photography.
Similarly, being able to take photos allows me to readily
incorporate them into my design work.
Professionally, I have had a few different careers. In 2011, I
graduated from civil engineering at the University of Alberta
and worked as a structural engineer-in-training for just over
three years. In early 2019, I earned an MSc. in biomedical
engineering from the University of Calgary. My thesis, “Intercellular Gap Junction Communication in the Bovine
Annulus Fibrosus,” investigated cell-cell signaling in the intervertebral disc.
Wanting to further my coding skills, I took the Lighthouse Labs web development boot camp course from July to October 2019. I have
now been working as a web developer, specializing in front-end work,
out of Revelstoke, BC.
Take the time to slow it down.
In tech, a lot happens in ten years.
Another year in a ski town.
The true utility of tech products is demonstrated over longer time periods than are usually discussed.
A few bits of content that had nowhere else to go.
Books I have read
Tools used in my work
A list of my favourite outdoor videos
Some backcountry skiing GoPro footage