I was born on the island of Kodiak in Alaska. My father is a commercial fisherman, boat builder, inventor, and entrepreneur. My family moved to the city of Sequim in the state of Washington when our house in Kodiak burned down (I was 5). Most of my summers were spent working on a fishing boat in Alaska. After high school (graduated 1989) I spent some time as a missionary in the Philippines. After that I enrolled at Brigham Young University in Utah. I married Tressa Stapley on December 18, 1993. Our son Gavin was born March 29, 1995. I graduated in August 1997 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology and Physics (well, almost Physics). While there, I worked as a research assistant in the Performance Evaluation Laboratory of the Computer Science department. After college, I spent a year and a half working for TBRS Technology, on my Dad's fish filleting machine invention. Our daughter Brinn was born March 4, 1999, and shortly afterward we moved to Arizona, where I worked as a software engineer for Conceptual Systems and Software. Tayla was born March 11, 2001. After about three years, we moved back to Sequim to help my Dad out with his new company, AlaskaCatch. After that, I got work with a startup company in Tucson, Arizona, called DMetrix where I worked as a software engineer. Our son Kade was born January 24, 2003. After that, I started work in Fort Huachuca, AZ at the JITC doing software development for two years. In July 2005 I left the JITC to work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, doing software development for their new family history and genealogy programs. Maylee was born March 24, 2009. After five years there, I took a job with tynt.com, working with Java, Hadoop, and Linux. On January 20, 2011, our daughter Alissa was born. In August 2011, I left Tynt, and got a new job at ValueClick (really Commission Junction) in the Santa Barbara area of Southern California. On New Year's day, 2014, we moved to Lehi, Utah, where I worked at Qualtrics until February 1, 2016. In March of 2016, I started working at Ancestry.com in Lehi, working on moving Ancestry into the cloud, and the working on the commerce team. On April 6, 2020, I started at marqeta.com as the Lead Software Engineer on the Card Fulfillment Team.
(I like watches.)
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.22 (GNU/Linux) mQENBFS3G6sBCADMJcMDHS1ONqW/JUkRHniGFW2JWOGC8T/CBnQDvtvWxtIURDrD Dbrqcnbz+ZWgWh44scHGpY3n+6lSUjSo6Fhfm6WrxYe6KeCt3O+F0iqDDVWxMYi0 cyC45UmOIcAAewCCmlQGkEzQUXamcGOONJpKfuVI/f6deshOaPcRLC2rJ1gc1lwt hDourbWiX8xY7TDN1kePcTNtV9oWXC7solk/S/5KTHNUrBMZozGIPw9vobJytQjS uRTjeA+pLZ0Z2iQl1lB5Y0ON+9XBqky9MuktOAR+Vvps9h69ki678MaRmrtJroSK c2E6crntvOCPTVkRwdIyFIENVU2UClWz9oCVABEBAAG0IUVyaWMgV2Fkc3dvcnRo IDxlcmljQHdhZGhvbWUub3JnPokBOAQTAQIAIgUCVLcbqwIbAwYLCQgHAwIGFQgC CQoLBBYCAwECHgECF4AACgkQe2xP8UxRLXRLKwf7BVRrjYaxyJCcMLlzwFpnA34s bughZRLr4ItkaIagZ0o37lkMdE9tCSfqwzQLO8ZCkDZDo4qI4sRAa8EoiGPLZE2N opovgoJQ6ZxxnV6mqeU5N9SC+MI9d5SBsv1hv8izjsdXNoILOL5DT1oAQDPcG4Ip mEEuBgGXsE7k7lwQf9qG/CT6FuWTH5+iyKYiNmQnYUcgxXI0cnryeFhUqmkzJiXs AQ7e1JEsD9HOIoH9hHbB3+P9nBrK004BbXJ1OD5BeV60IYPkNpK4sohCio06WsOB ZcY6M8087EcPFtu/FaefL2/oMmH3mcXO+TPQJbEKdEg8/e7V1w3m31WTE4gsQbkB DQRUtxurAQgAzIpUVWkUfTyyPk81NnlVsBrlFL99hSAQAWzB/I1Mkh4HsLLqy6d8 VOF7BraYYxSEM3rcW9qM35u8RTyVjYqOgxRQiigVPIwqh5EdHhMirQRcgjD8R13X /IoAGhJPMFUrdBWQuVetKp1zIM92/U4ogmyQarTxawnuwCKLu85c74MAWzHXEni/ GuHmUBoOnUjJEd2B+64AJLftlBXXrOihzvry0JqAOpm0atKXYAQvR8Hi8SA63c42 sarciAnKEvdFTbWzmyZYwzie72XMlMbUGdEOqbGg4DQUqg5ugt8ndQDZN6GE2xvz 11WlVHmck4/fdk0D3d+fYARL5Dc/zbvXAwARAQABiQEfBBgBAgAJBQJUtxurAhsM AAoJEHtsT/FMUS10K5YH/0+nAN+LK0Q+GiYeptWGk8qkBo0XIJdwFPy10DrltbWf dzjLBIBhDh9nzLuhQ4ZNPKOrlQpxNvC671pkldTMiiaf756LhW3fI3exmHCMYp13 ZYOee0LeXgEJ2I1X7A64oog/TfmGXVS6Nen5T4Iv/oqLqyYLu8Guc6xIiFNdLdok aKyc3FIj62aCZR+wWhbi3oUPssU7/KMdqKyFwSK7PaNuUI3+gt3fTuza6skMMRao VnPsZDP5s0+/0RX+q7j3jeZLk/OAIoWviGFs7tjWMmmSKfZcVNiqSiVTlbChOwBi wXyX2u/sv56sNcSMXdLMGfxc8ETIdoPH80mUE07V+WA= =Iavl -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----