I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. After a few moves and many great adventures, I found himself in the heart of North Carolina starting high school. At the beginning of my sophomore year, I was introduced to theater and quickly became consumed. The rest of my high school years were filled with work in the high school theater department and work at the local regional theater, Temple Theater.
I then attended the North Carolina School of the Arts to study stage management. While honing my stage management style, I also picked up some skills as a sound designer. In 1998 I earned a BFA in stage management with a minor in sound design and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work at the Alliance Theatre. After two years, I left the Alliance Theatre with some basic web skills and the future Ms. Harmen Steele.
In June of 2001 I joined Donate.net as the Information Technology Specialist. As a member of the Donate.net staff, I redesigned the entire system and migrated it from Microsoft Commerce Server to ASP. This redesign also included an upgrade from MSSQL 6.5 to MSSQL 2000 and a focus on a Web standards and 508 friendly product.
While working at Donate.net I started small web development firm, Underdog Soultions, which focused on open source technologies and catered to non-profits and small businesses. This small company eventually grew large enough to support me full time and a few empolyees as needed. I addition to multiple websites, Underdog Soultions developed and maintained a product that tracked and orgainzed the voluteer hours of high school students. Through a partnership with RTx Inc., we developed a searchable international database of entertainment service providers.
In 2005, I became a certified volunteer with Canine Assistants and helped develop service animals. This rekindled my love of science and led me to return to earn a B.S. in biology, a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in Applied Statistics from Kennesaw State University with a goal of attending graduate school and further studying canines.