I started playing with computers when I was 8 after my mom got me a pre-Computer-2000 for Christmas (similar to a Leap-Frog). The pre-Computer-2000 had BASIC coding and I was hooked after following the coding script to build the game “Pong.” My computer abilities grew quickly and caused my ban from the Boys & Girls Club, after figuring out how to bypass their network security.
I joined the Army when I was 17 at the advice of my dad. I worked in a prison for a few years after getting out of the military. Eventually moving to Spokane WA to be near my wife's family, where I found a job opening at Spokane Transit in 2006. I continue working at STA and often find that little kid in me enjoying working with computers, especially exploring the nearly limitless possibilities with Trapeze OPS and Transit Master IDS.
I've been married to my high school sweetheart since 2000 and have 4 kids (2006 - 2009). I enjoy wood and metal working, mechanics, hunting, fishing and exploring the mountains of the northwest.