Stumbling across a SF hackerspace introduced me to a whole new world of DIY thinking and a Maker community. Previously, adaptive technologies - which expanded and enriched the lives of the disabled persons I worked with - were magic, incomprehensible, and expensive solutions that I strove to get funding for. Now, I was introduced to a fascinating world of learning the tools to actually help build such creative solutions.
I’m passionate about learning code and electronics/IoT to be help make answers to problems. As well as art.
Previous to that, I’ve worked as a project manager developing resources for persons with developmental disabilities, and as an EMT/paramedic following the 9/11 disasters.
I also enjoy long-distance bicycle touring, backpacking, and trail running.