My back story:
I hold a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, where I graduated with honors and was a Regents Scholar. I’ve always been excited about sustainable technologies, and during college I had an internship working on the GM EV1 electric car, utilizing 3D CAD software to create innovative tooling.
Along the way, I began working on various side projects while working full time, and hence the birth of Captive Coder. I found this an invaluable way to keep up to speed with the latest technologies and innovations.
I then moved to Tucson, AZ and became the IT Director and Co-Executive Director of a new nonprofit, ISEAI. I leveraged a wide variety of software to help the organization fulfill its mission, and to connect board members, staff, and members worldwide. Efficiency was very important, as nonprofits often work with limited means. We experienced rapid growth and implemented and managed Google Workspace (formerly GSuite), developed and customized the WordPress website, managed two developers, and supported all of our systems such as membership software, live streaming platforms for large annual conferences, our customized donation platform, and more.
I’m grateful for the journey that my technical work has taken me on, and I very much look forward to seeing more innovations unfold in the future!