Who I am
I'm a software engineer and an activist for affordable housing, cooperatives, and sustainability.
I've been writing code since I taught myself at the age of 13, and have been working in the software industry for the last decade. Currently, I work as Lead DevOps Engineer for Ceros, a software company based in New York City. I work remotely to manage the team that builds Ceros' server infrastructure in Amazon's cloud, and automates the processes used to deploy new versions of the software.
In my activism, I've volunteered, served on committees, and on boards. I'm a bit of a workaholic. I've always felt that the way things are is not the way that they have to be. I have a firm belief in democracy and that the powerful should be held to account.
All of this shows in my activism. Whether it's been getting my hands in the soil for the Bloomington Community Orchard, aggressively challenging the ossifying power structures at Bloomingfoods that risked the survival of that treasured institution, or doing anything from digging through financial spreadsheets to working to mediate and resolve disputes at Bloomington Cooperative Living, I'm always working to advance alternative institutions, make the community more sustainable, and keep power from getting too comfortable.