I'm an engineer, hacker, creator, author, and leader who is on a quest to change the world with technology.
A native to Florida, I attended the University of Florida, graduating with a BS and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During school I specialized in high performance computing and was awarded a patent for some of my research.
After school I worked on safety critical microcontrollers for Texas Instruments (TI) as a Product Engineer and later an Applications Engineer. The MCUs I worked on are used in many life saving applications such as anti-lock brakes and airbags. They are even in the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity. My work at TI instilled the importance of quality and doing things the right way.
With the release of the iPhone I was inspired to create mobile apps for some of my passions. I had a big hit with my first app, Buoy Explorer, which provides marine weather conditions for surfers and other water sports enthusiasts. When the Pebble smart watch came out I released Wrist Presenter so that I could control presentations from my watch.
Along the way I have enjoyed speaking and writing books on mobile development and engineering.
Recently I have been building and leading the engineering team at MJD Interactive as CTO and Partner. At MJD we focus on building digital experiences for theme parks, retailers, and consumer electronics brands such as Disney, GoPro, The Container Store, and Levi's.
For the non-profit Save the Waves I built the Endangered Waves platform. Empowering surfers and beach lovers to become real-time coastal stewards, and turning everyday global citizens into citizen scientists.
Currently I'm growing a technology team around connected experiences at Valtech. Here is a recent talk I gave in Stockholm: